Joyashree Roy

Joyashree Roy
Asian Institute of Technology · Department of Energy and Environment (EE)

Ph D in Economics

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Introduction
Joyashree Roy is currently at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand as Bangabandhu Chair Professor and is on lien from the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University. Joyashree does research in Environmental Economics, Energy Economics and Econometrics.
Additional affiliations
August 2018 - present
Asian Institute of Technology
Position
  • Chair
January 2001 - July 2018
Jadavpur University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Initiated, Coordinating the Climate Change and Human Dimensions Research across faculties within the university. Sylff-JU focuses on Tradition, Social Change, Sustainable Development: A Holistic Approach.
August 1997 - July 1998
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Position
  • Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow, Visiting Researcher
Description
  • First was as Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow in environmental economics for one year then as visiting researcher for four times, now as a member of HESN network of UCB, as CO-PI (Jointly with Prof A. Gadgil) of IUSSTF Project
Education
October 1980 - December 1991
Jadavpur University
Field of study
  • Economics
October 1980 - October 1989
Jadavpur University
Field of study
  • Economics
April 1976 - March 1978
North Eastern Hill University
Field of study
  • Economics (Honours)

Publications

Publications (272)
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The southeastern coastline of Bangladesh where the longest natural sea beach Cox’s Bazar is located has experienced more pronounced changes due to human intervention compared to the changes due to storms, cyclones and flooding. Over the past 30 years, nature-dependent livelihood and economic activities have generated employment, income and shelter...
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The Working Group III (WG III) contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) assesses literature on the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change. The report reflects new findings in the relevant literature and builds on previous IPCC reports, including the WG III contribution t...
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Climate change and associated increase in climatic variability is projected to increase risks to our food security. Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), which includes several technological, institutional and policy interventions, can help us increase production and adapt to climate change with significant greenhouse gases (GHG) mitigation co-benefits....
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In this paper, we present the results of a rapid review of the literature on gender and coastal climate adaptation. The IPCC’s 2019 Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere (SROCC) highlighted some of the major ways in which gender inequality interacts with coastal climate change. However, the report does not consider how gender interacts with adapt...
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Mitigation solutions are often evaluated in terms of costs and greenhouse gas reduction potentials, missing out on the consideration of direct effects on human well-being. Here, we systematically assess the mitigation potential of demand-side options categorized into avoid, shift and improve, and their human well-being links. We show that these opt...
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Home garden is a complex multi-functional land use system that combines multiple farming components of the homestead and provides environmental services, household needs, and employment and income generation opportunities to the households. Predicted climate changes have serious implications for crop and livestock yields particularly in tropical re...
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Home Garden is a complex sustainable land use system that combines multiple farming components of the homestead and provides environmental services, household needs, and employment and income generation opportunities to the households. Predicted climate changes have serious implications for crop and livestock yields particularly in tropical regions...
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Exposure to airborne particulates is a major occupational hazard especially for outdoor workers who spending time outdoors at ground level getting exposed to traffic fumes and roadside dust. Aim of this study was to assess respiratory health symptoms and determine the change of lung functions of the roadside vendors and its association with traffic...
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This study evaluated a potential transition of India’s power sector to 100% wind and solar energy sources. Applying a macro-energy IDEEA (Indian Zero Carbon Energy Pathways) model to 32 regions and 114 locations of potential installation of wind energy and 60 locations of solar energy, we evaluated a 100% renewable power system in India as a concep...
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This article presents a critical assessment of 40 years of research that may be brought under the umbrella of energy efficiency, spanning different aggregations and domains—from individual producing and consuming agents to economy-wide effects to the role of innovation to the influence of policy. After 40 years of research, energy efficiency initia...
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In recent years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been collaborating with Indian institutions to organise outreach events. This essay draws on the perspective of participants, speakers and organisers of 17 in-person outreach events conducted across India in 2018 and 2020, to share insights and recommendations for future IPCC...
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How Bangladesh transformed it's socio-economic achievements to graduate itself from least developed country to middle income country and look forward to attaining the developed country status in next two decades. Natural gas, use of it for productive purpose domestically and right institutions leadership, democracy and peoples' empowerment with foc...
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In the context of the global need for the accelerated penetration of renewable sources in the energy mix, it is important to understand how fast-growing countries such as Bangladesh can participate in the global process by sequencing or combining actions to overcome multiple national-level barriers. This study analyzed how national-level barriers i...
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This study evaluates the benefits that rural households in India derive from dedicated solar microgrid service systems. A case study was conducted in Lakshmipura-Jharla, Rajasthan, a village in western India with significant potential for producing solar energy. In 2013, a private investor set up a solar microgrid in the village and distributed ene...
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Citation: Das, N.; Dasgupta, S.; Roy, J.; Langhelle, O.; Assadi, M. Emission Mitigation and Energy Security Trade-Off: Role of Natural Gas in the Indian Power Sector. Energies 2021, 14, 3787. https://doi.org/10.3390/ Abstract: India's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) aim to increase the share of non-fossil fuel, especially renewables, in p...
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The 2017 flash flood happened due to unusual premonsoon heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas of northeastern wetland, popularly called Haor, regions of Bangladesh. The heavy rainfall occurred 1 month ahead of regular calendar time and left a cascading effect. Income and livelihood security of people living in these wetland areas of Banglades...
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The wide variety of economic activities, which prevail along the coasts, has either direct or indirect connectivity with the coastal ecosystems through provisioning of diverse range of goods and services. However, these systems are permanently under pressure due to natural and anthropogenic threats. This field-based study documents the changing pat...
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This session will provide a global overview of technical mitigation solutions and challenges, and the key issues for COP26.
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COVID 19 recovery path, economic growth path and climate resilient path have much in common to help in building back better for Bangladesh which experienced multiple hazards due to hydro-meteorological disasters during the pandemic year. Changing the framework around this intersection of sustainable developmental actions can strengthen the producti...
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143 This white paper recognises that for the decision makers and policy makers implementation of any intervention for changing the existing service delivery model, production model, market or regulatory model that impacts consumers and citizens are the most challenging tasks. Uncertainties about consumers and citizens' responses lead to delays or s...
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The twenty-first century economic growth agenda needs to be reframed to ensure that cleaner production and consumption processes—goal 12 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—go hand in hand with pursuing dignified sustainable living for all (1). The impacts of COVID-19 have made the basic needs for human wellbeing even more c...
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Background: To strengthen current discourse on acceleration and scale up of the emissions mitigation actions by sector specific demand side interventions, information on intersection of three dimensions becomes useful. First, what kind of actions help in avoiding, shifting and improving (ASI) demand for activities/services and resultant emissions s...
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Many developing countries including Bangladesh and India will need fast growth through next two decades in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to meet basic aspirations for decent living standards for their people. This will mean increased need for energy resources. However, global carbon emission limits put additional constraints on these fast-growing co...
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As current action remains insufficient to meet the goals of the Paris agreement let alone to stabilize the climate, there is increasing hope that solutions related to demand, services and social aspects of climate change mitigation can close the gap. However, given these topics are not investigated by a single epistemic community, the literature ba...
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This white paper recognises that for the decision-makers and policymakers implementation of any intervention for changing the existing service delivery model, production model, market or regulatory model that impacts consumers and citizens are the most challenging tasks. Uncertainties about consumers and citizens' responses lead to delays or subopt...
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India has been collaboratively hosting public dissemination events to communicate climate change science and knowledge using Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports since 2007. All three special reports from Sixth Assessment cycle have been presented in multiple outreach events in various states of India. The primary aim has been t...
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Non-technical summary: We summarize some of the past year's most important findings within climate change-related research. New research has improved our understanding of Earth's sensitivity to carbon dioxide, finds that permafrost thaw could release more carbon emissions than expected and that the uptake of carbon in tropical ecosystems is weakeni...
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COVID 19 recovery path, economic growth path and climate resilient path have much in common to help in building back better for Bangladesh which experienced multiple hazards due to hydro-meteorological disasters during the pandemic year. Changing the framework around this intersection of sustainable developmental actions can strengthen the producti...
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Climate mitigation solutions are often evaluated in terms of their costs and potentials. This accounting, however, shortcuts a comprehensive evaluation of how climate solutions affect human well-being, which, at best, may only be crudely related to cost considerations. Here, we systematically list key sectoral mitigation options on the demand side,...
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As the international community’s best expression of a collective vision of a desirable future, the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a framework against which to assess the broader impact of emerging technologies. Implications of technologies and practices for removing CO2 from the atmosphere (CDR) are not fully understood and ha...
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How a natural gas rich developing economy like Bangladesh growing at ~7% annually in the pre-pandemic period can envision a roadmap for Sustainable and Just energy transition using the investments in gas infrastructure is discussed in the article. Bangladesh is caught up in a complex combination of likely risks of rising stranded assets, redundancy...
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This article presents a comparative analysis of the historical fast growth phase of the selected Asian countries-South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and China and Bangladesh focusing on the energy sector. The countries fueled their fast growth phase in the past century by heavy dependence on high carbon fossil fuel. In the changed framing of developme...
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On March 16, 2020, Kolkata, a megacity located in the eastern part of India announced partial lockdown due to COVID-19 crisis ahead of the India-wide lockdown pronouncement with effect from March 25, 2020. This study presents an analysis for multiple pollutants with special focus on NO 2 and O 3, based on data from different monitoring stations loc...
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This article aims to present historical rate of decoupling and based on that determine the scope for India to increase its mitigation beyond the NDC commitment. Empirical evidence on nature and rate of decoupling between energy related emission and economic growth for the period 1990–91 to 2012–13 in India is presented. In addition to estimating th...
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International Energy Journal Call for Papers for: Bangabandhu Chair Special Issue Title of Special Issue: Energy, Disaster, Climate Change: Sustainability and Just Transitions in Bangladesh
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Fully decarbonizing global industry is essential to achieving climate stabilization, and reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050–2070 is necessary to limit global warming to 2 °C. This paper assembles and evaluates technical and policy interventions, both on the supply side and on the demand side. It identifies measures that, employed to...
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The underlying drivers of changes in the greenhouse gas emissions over time in India are investigated using several complementary approaches. Emission projections are developed based on India's Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and compared with a range of emission scenarios. Projections show continued economic growth that leads to risin...
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Home Garden is a complex sustainable land use system that combines multiple farming components of the homestead and provides environmental services, household needs, and employment and income generation opportunities to the households. Predicted climate changes have serious implications for crop and livestock yields particularly in tropical regions...
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International Maritime Organization (IMO) is implementing stringent fuel standards to regulate sulphur content and setting targets to meet climate compatible goals. Mitigation actions compatible with global climate stabilization have both challenged and opportunities for maritime business. These regulations are expected to impose high cost burden o...
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Home garden is a complex multi-functional land use system that combines multiple farming components of the homestead and provides environmental services, household needs, and employment and income generation opportunities to the households. Predicted climate changes have serious implications for crop and livestock yields particularly in tropical re...
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Strong long-term international partnership in science, technology, finance and policy is critical for sustainable field experiments leading to successful commercial deployment of novel technology at community-scale. Although technologies already exist that can remediate arsenic in groundwater, most are too expensive or too complicated to operate on...
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This article presents a critical assessment of the literature on sustainable consumption in the global North and South, in the context of accelerated and megascale transitions that are needed across all human activities, in ways that “leave no one behind,” as envisaged in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It challenges two do...
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Current discourse on the transition to a decarbonized energy system future is dominated by renewable energy solutions. Initial conditions for this transition may vary across different regions and countries. There are, however, also opportunities for innovative solutions that utilize other low-carbon energy sources and technology mix. Sustainable de...
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Cropland–based agricultural activities emit 34.13% of the total non-carbon dioxide emission in India as of 2007 and contribute 63% of the gross value added from agriculture as of 2014–15. It accounts for 24.17% of the India's total methane and 95.84% of the total nitrous oxide emission from agricultural sector. This article analyzes the change in n...
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To illuminate future uncertainties and inform strategic plans, this chapter presents three qualitative scenarios for the status of the HKH through 2080. The scenarios (Box 4.1) emerged from a participatory visioning exercise for scenario development (also see Sect. 4.1.2) conducted by the chapter team and HIMAP secretariat between January and Septe...
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To illuminate future uncertainties and inform strategic plans, this chapter presents three qualitative scenarios for the status of the HKH through 2080. The scenarios (Box 4.1) emerged from a participatory visioning exercise for scenario development (also see Sect. 4.1.2) conducted by the chapter team and HIMAP secretariat between January and Septe...
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Abstract This article states the fundamental concepts of economics that are used to address the issue of climate change mitigation and based on empirical examples, it explains the complexity of solutions towards mitigation compared to standard economic problems. Anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases is a ‘bad’ generating transboundary negativ...
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To illuminate future uncertainties and inform strategic plans, this chapter presents three qualitative scenarios for the status of the HKH through 2080. The scenarios (Box 4.1) emerged from a participatory visioning exercise for scenario development (also see Sect. 4.1.2) conducted by the chapter team and HIMAP secretariat between January and Septe...
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This study assessed the climate variability, vulnerability of Homegardens (HGs), and elements that influence the adaptation decisions of homegardeners in selected regions in South Asia. Study sample comprised 148 HGs in three sites in Sri Lanka, 120 HGs in Bangladesh and 100 HGs in India. Variability in temperature and rainfall in the sites from 19...
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It is beyond debate now that future ‘global’ stabilization target is fundamental to manage climate change, impacts and associated risks. Mainstream debate is around the nature of coordination among the national goals with global target of limiting the average temperature increase to 1.5 or below 2 degrees centigrade above the pre-industrial level....
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Industries are giving importance to the environmental issues increasingly in the performance evaluation criteria. Environmental Management Accounting (EMA) provides such combined monetary and physical information aimed at sustainable development, pollution prevention and cleaner ways of production. This paper presents a guideline of an accounting f...
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Research on climate change mitigation tends to focus on supply-side technology solutions. A better understanding of demand-side solutions is missing. We propose a transdisciplinary approach to identify demand-side climate solutions, investigate their mitigation potential, detail policy measures and assess their implications for well-being.
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It is both a challenge and an opportunity for the Indian power sector to strike a strategic balance between fast-paced economic growth, structural shift and social development without being on high Green House Gas (GHG) emission pathway. Goal of this paper is to develop alternative scenarios for low GHG emission trajectory for next three decades. I...
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Rapid economic growth, rising connectivity and increased mobility means increased demand for transportation fuel. Like the rest of the world, India’s hydrocarbon demand in the mobility domain continues to rise and is a major cause for concern given the implications concerning greenhouse gas emissions. Assuming the country’s energy demand maintains...
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Following Part I of this study, this chapter highlights each region in the world as having its own solution and approach to considering natural gas as a fuel of choice for smooth transition towards a sustainable energy world. Although energy sustainability is recognised as a global challenge, many of the issues inherent in this domain are site-spec...
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Driving economic growth through a low carbon trajectory will be a challenge as well as an opportunity for India in next three decades with a billion plus population. Cities are going to play a major role in this rapidly urbanising India. The scope of this article is to focus on some of the ongoing city-scale actions, which clearly indicate that Ind...
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Research on climate change mitigation tends to focus on supply-side technology solutions. A better understanding of demand-side solutions is missing. We propose a transdisciplinary approach to identify demand-side climate solutions, investigate their mitigation potential, detail policy measures, and assess their implications for well-being.
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It is both a challenge and an opportunity for the Indian power sector to strike a strategic balance between fast-paced economic growth, structural shift and social development without being on high greenhouse gas (GHG) emission pathway. The goal of this paper is to develop alternative scenarios for low GHG emission trajectory for next three decades...