Aromar Revi is the founding Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS). He is an alumnus of IIT-Delhi and the Law and Management schools of the University of Delhi. He is a global practice and thought leader, and educator with 35 years of interdisciplinary experience in sustainable development, public policy and governance, human settlements, global environmental and technological change.
Aromar is a global expert on Sustainable Development; Co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), from where he helped lead a successful global campaign for an urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 11) in the UN’s 2030 development agenda.
Aromar’s research and practice lies at the interface of sustainability and climate science and emerging ‘urban science’. He is a leading climate scientist and a Coordinating Lead Author of the seminal 2018 IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.
Aromar has led 125 major practice, consulting and research assignments in India and internationally, has published over 95 peer reviewed publications and books and has helped structure, design and review development investments of over $ 8 billion and on multiple international projects in over a dozen countries.