Rohini Mukherjee

Master of Environmental Management, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2018

Rohini is a geoscientist and an energy professional by background with four years of professional experience with the multinational energy company Royal Dutch Shell. At the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, she is pursuing a Masters of Environmental Management with a focus in Clean Energy and Corporate Sustainability.

At Shell, she worked as a geologist and a Corporate Social Responsibility professional working to align its projects towards “Goal Zero” - i.e. attaining or striving to achieve a state of “zero harm to health, society and environment with full adherence to safe business practices.” Her deliverables included monitoring drilling operations for a super-giant oilfield in Iraq working in close liaison with drillers and well engineers, preparing well proposals, weekly summary reports, and end-of-well reports highlighting the best practices for drilling. She also led a wastewater disposal project for the oilfield comprising a team of five, delivered results within an accelerated deadline, and chaired project framing workshops and assurance reviews with challenging stakeholders. She was the Chief Editor the of IAPG (Indian Association of Petroleum Geoscientists-affiliated to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)) website and owned the weekly Geosciences Magazine for circulation to the Shell Bangalore staff comprising 90 geoscientists.

She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Geology from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India and a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from Presidency University, India.

She has a unique background of having the perspectives of both a cornucopian and an environmentalist.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking Asian cuisines. She also is a spinning and Pilates enthusiast.

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Toward Gender Equity in the Era of Climate Change

The recent United Nations (UN) report “Gender and Climate Finance” has said that climate finance can catalyze the transition to zero-carbon and climate-resilient development while addressing gender issues such as equality and empowerment.

Can Results-Based Climate Finance Prevent Adversity?

It’s urgent to fund climate solutions in developing nations. The risk of climate-related adversities particularly affects the poor, who already suffer disproportionately from these impacts. Direct government funding is scarce in the least-developed countries. Hence, climate change investment needs are significant. One way to address this gap and also reduce investment risks is to use results-based climate finance.