Harini Nagendra, Ph.D.


Azim Premji University

Address: Azim Premji University, PIxel B, PES Campus, Electronic City, Hosur Road

City: Bangalore - 560100

Country: India

About Me:

Harini Nagendra is a Professor in Sustainability at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India, where she anchors research on urban sustainability and climate change. Over the past 20 years, she has been at the leading edge of research examining conservation in forests and cities from the integrated perspective of ecology, equity and institutions. For her interdisciplinary research and practice, she has received a number of awards including the 2009 Cozzarelli Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences, the 2013 Elinor Ostrom Senior Scholar award, and the 2017 Clarivate Web of Science award. Her publications include the books “Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future” (Oxford University Press, 2016) and “Cities and Canopies: The Tree Book of Indian Cities” (Penguin, 2019) as well as recent publications in Nature, Nature Sustainability, and Science. She writes regularly on public science issues in newspapers, blogs and other fora. Professor Nagendra engages with international science and policy through her current and past participation on the Future Earth Steering Committees of Diversitas, Global Land Project, and Programme for Ecosystem Change and Society, and was a Lead Author on the IPCC Annual Report 5: Working Group III.

Research Interests

Urban Politics

Environmental Policy

Energy And Climate Policy

Asian Politics

Countries of Interest