Ani Dasgupta is Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, a program galvanizing action to help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world through developing environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable solutions. Ani leads a team of global experts in sustainable transport, urban development and building efficiency, as well as its engagement across air quality, low-carbon energy, governance, water risk, and associated areas. The Ross Center works in approximately 100 cities, with over 200 experts based around the world.
Ani serves as WRI Director of the Coalition for Urban Transitions, Special Initiative of the New Climate Economy (NCE), a global partnership of 20-plus economic and policy research institutes, city networks and private companies, of which WRI Ross Center is the Managing Partner. Through an independent, evidence-based approach, the Coalition is a major new international initiative to support national decision-makers to unlock the power of cities for enhanced national economic, social, and environmental performance, reducing the risk of climate change and maximizing benefits for people and the planet.