Debarshi Gupta comes with 9 years of experience and expertise in renewable energy and climate policy (adaptation and mitigation), regulation (tariff determination), energy and climate finance, energy efficiency, and circular economy. He contributed to determining wind and biomass tariff regulations for Gujarat which acted as a model template for other regulatory commissions to follow. In addition, he developed sustainable business models and contributed majorly in enabling a circular economy for e-waste in the city of Pune. He has a keen interest in data analysis using econometric tools and techniques which was used in sector-wise output demand projection for Palakkad district in Kerala. He was also instrumental in developing the first-of-its-kind renewable energy portal for India titled, ‘www.allaboutrenewables.com’, which is currently the ‘go-to’ place for all information on RE development in India. His work on policies to promote renewable energy in the Asia-pacific region gained appreciation from his mentor.
Debarshi has been invited as speaker in various domestic and international seminars on issues ranging from renewable energy policy to sustainable finance. He was one of the key speakers at the Indonesia Institute of Sciences in Jakarta for speaking on renewable energy global business models.
He is a Postgraduate in Economics (Econometrics and Finance) and holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Project and International Finance). He has also completed a National Skills Development Corporation certified training programme in Business Analytics, a certified training programme on Making Data Meaningful from the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, and a United Nations Institute for Training and Research certified programme on the Fundamentals of Sustainable Finance.
Debarshi enjoys playing with large datasets on R and Tableau and is enganged in providing low-cost tuition to needy students on economics, statistics and mathematics.
Debarshi is concerned about climate change and believes that “the onus of handing over a better and greener world to the next generation lies with us, the current generation. Although a lot of work is being done on limiting global temperatures to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels and preventing climate-related disasters, it is not enough. A possible solution is attracting adequate capital markets to finance the climate agenda, which will in turn boost climate action and lead the human race to a sustainable future.”