Anand B. Rao is an Institute Chair Professor (and the current Head) at the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai, INDIA. He is also associated with the Inter-disciplinary Program in Climate Studies (IDP-CS), and the Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies (ADCPS) at IIT Bombay. He holds Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA; M.Tech. in Environmental Science and Engineering and B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, both from IIT Bombay. His areas of research interest include Energy and Environment, Technology Assessment, Climate Change Mitigation, Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), Energy Policy and Planning, Rural Energy Consumption, and Rural Livelihoods. He has served as a Lead Author for the Chapter 3 (“Mitigation pathways compatible with long term goals”) in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report 6 (AR6) for the Working Group – III. He teaches courses related to Energy, Environment and Climate Policy.