Director, CDP India
Prarthana Borah is India Director of CDP, a global not-for-profit headquartered in the UK. She leads the India program strategy for disclosure and science-based target setting of over 150 Indian corporates and cities.
An environment sector expert with over twenty-five years of field experience in climate change, air pollution, conservation, and environmental education, she has led projects with United Nations Agencies, and on policy documentation with the Indian Ministries. She is a mentor to start-ups including the Nexus start-up of the Embassy of the United States in India and advises NGOs and national/global networks for driving sustainability action. She has presented in multiple forums, nationally and internationally including the UNFCC climate conference in Bonn in 2018 and the Climate COP in 2015 in Paris. She was the lead writer of the publication “Parampara”, prepared by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change on Climate-friendly Sustainability practices of India, released by the Hon’ble PM of India, Shri Narendra Modi at COP21. She is a sector expert with the MOHUA’s, climate-smart cities framework and has developed the air quality indicators for smart cities.
An experienced country head, Prarthana was earlier India director of Clean Air Asia an international not-for-profit set up by ADB. Under her leadership, Clean Air Asia facilitated clean air action plans in 10 cities in India.