Tanvi Deshpande, a Marie-Curie fellow, will be pursuing her PhD on ‘India and the Politics of Climate Change’ under Professor Rahul Mukherji’s supervision at the South Asia Institute (SAI), Heidelberg University. This is part of the larger research program ‘Explaining Global India: A multi-sectoral Ph.D. training program for the emergence of India as a global player’. Tanvi has a MSc in Climate Change from University College London (UCL). Before joining SAI she was working as a researcher on climate change issues at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore, India. Her interest lies at the cross section of climate change (governance, adaptation, finance) and sustainable and equitable development in an urban setting.