Chetna Hareesh Kumar works on projects related to climate and development. Her expertise includes clean energy policy topics, notably renewable energy and energy efficiency financing for emerging economies. Before joining NewClimate, she worked as a researcher and analyst with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and REN21 Secretariat in Paris, as well as the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW) in New Delhi. She holds a Master's in International Economic Policy (with specialisations in Energy and Research Methods) from Sciences Po Paris and a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.