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Tarun Gopalakrishnan

Research Fellow, Climate Policy Lab, Tufts University

Tarun Gopalakrishnan is a Junior Fellow with a background in law (NALSAR B.A.LLB. 2013) and international relations (Fletcher School MALD 2016). His MALD fields of study were climate and international trade policy and he received the Rubin Prize in International Law (awarded by the Fletcher law faculty) for 2015.

He has previously worked with The Energy and Resources Institution (New Delhi), the World Trade Organization and the Centre for Science and Environment (New Delhi) on diverse climate policy issues including coal taxation, compensatory afforestation, cross-border energy markets, climate services for agriculture and operationalising the Paris Agreement.

His current research evaluates rules, norms and policy processes around raising finance for adaptation and resilience, an extension of his interest in designing institutions to cope with the deep uncertainty and equity challenges posed by climate change.


  • –present
    Junior Fellow, Climate Lab, Tufts University