Sharma is an international climate and urban development expert, who has been working on climate resilience and urban development planning for 20 years. Prior to joining The Climate Group, Divya led the urban planning portfolio at international development consulting firm Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM) in New Delhi, India.
Divya has worked extensively with national, state and municipal governments in India and internationally. She is on a number of prestigious advisory positions on international and national networks for sustainable development and climate action. Divya comes with a Doctorate in urban climate resilience and a Master’s in urban development planning.
On joining The Climate Group’s India office, Divya said: I am thrilled to be joining The Climate Group. The current pandemic presents a new horizon for stronger action on climate change. We have a window of opportunity to find new and sustainable ways of living and co-creating a new normal. Steering economies and systems towards a green recovery, while underpinning equitable and just development is essential. The Climate Group has a vital role to play in bringing together both private and public players that will be game changers to achieving this goal.”
Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group, added: “We are excited to bring on board Divya Sharma as the Executive Director of our India office. Right now, India is at the cusp of several opportunities – rapidly increasing its renewable energy capacity and making electric mobility the new normal in the near future. We hope that under Divya’s leadership we continue to accelerate climate action and help create a resilient, healthy and thriving future economy in India.”
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