Dr. Rohini Balasubramanian

Dr Rohini Balasubramanian is an independent consultant based in Bengaluru, India and specializes in Environment and Climate Change.

Her areas of expertise include sustainable transport solutions, climate finance, green bonds, GHG emission reduction mechanisms and sustainable development of urban agglomerations.

She has experience in working in various geographies such as South Asia (India, Bangladesh), South East Asia (the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam), Korea and Egypt.

She has successfully executed several domestic and international developmental projects in areas such as transport planning, railway & multi-modal logistics, travel demand analysis & modelling and traffic/revenue forecasting.

Some of the assignments completed include Challenge-based innovation in urban planning, energy and transport in emerging economies and first modal shift project in India, low- carbon electric two-wheelers, potential for electric vehicles in taxi segment and bus rapid transit systems in Dhaka. She has also worked on projects for adoption of sustainable and low carbon fuels blends such as ethanol blending in bus fleets in India, biodiversity conservation corridors for Green Freight Project in Greater Mekong Region, etc. She also specialises on GHG monitoring, reporting and verification activities.

Dr. Rohini Balasubramanian is a  Post-doc Research Scholar at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) whilst also a Visiting Professor in Environmental Sciences at Bengaluru B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE).

Education Qualifications

•Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)

Thesis: Economic and Environmental Analysis of the Effect of Electric buses: A Study on   Energy Saving and Air Pollution in Bengaluru City, Karnataka, India

•Doctorate of Philosophy  from CMJ University (Faculty of Commerce & Management)

Thesis: Business Growth in an Organisation through Environmental management by Green Investment, Innovation and Economics: With Special Reference to Metro Transportation in India

•Masters in Science – Masters in Enterprise & Business Growth from Glasgow University, UK

Thesis: Environmental Impacts of MNC’s (Coca-Cola) in developing countries

•Bachelors in Science – Bachelor in Environment Sciences from Bangalore University