Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
Mamta Mehra is an environmental professional with more than ten years of experience working on and studying climate change, agriculture and natural resource management.
Mehra joined Project Drawdown in 2015. In her current role as a senior fellow, she focuses on the implementation of Drawdown solutions in the land-use and food sectors. She also speaks about Project Drawdown at various conferences, creating awareness about Drawdown solutions. Mehra is also an independent consultant, working with various national and international organizations on climate change issues, and is one of the senior analysts of the Keeling Curve Prize.
Previously, Mehra served in several different research capacities for Swiss Aid, UNDP-Australian Aid, and the World Bank on projects involving community-based agriculture insurance, the capacity-building of civil servants on climate-change issues, resource conservation and diversified farming systems.
Mehra is passionate about application-based research and has started working on a restoration project for the revival of abandoned croplands through agri-forestry practices in her native country of India. In the future, she plans to work on the implementation of Drawdown solutions at various scales.
Mehra received a master's degree in water resource management and doctoral degree in sustainable resource use management from TERI University in India and has published many peer-reviewed papers.