As a Technical Adviser, Bandish supports C40’s work in South and West Asian cities, specifically implementing high-impact actions decarbonising the energy and building sector.

Bandish has over a decade of experience in the urban climate space, having worked very closely with a variety of stakeholders including local communities, government officials at various levels, global think tanks and NGOs, academia and Urban Local Bodies in India.

He was recently associated with EMBER working on a coal mine methane mitigation project in India. Previously, he held the position of ‘Manager – Urban Climate Action’ at Janaagraha, playing a key role in implementing the “Clean Energy Pathways for Low-Income Settlements” programme in cities of Odisha.

As a Research Associate on the multi-country OPTIMISM project, his work focused on promoting low-carbon transportation solutions in two Indian cities. At ICLEI South Asia, he spearheaded efforts towards driving climate action across various cities through initiatives like “Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries (Urban LEDS)”, “SE4ALL Building Efficiency Accelerator program (BEA)”, “Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC)”, “Rajkot Solar City Program” and “Development of Climate Adaptation Financing Guidebook”.

Bandish has an MBA in Energy and Environment from Symbiosis Institute of International Business and a BA in Political Science and Economics. In his free time, he likes to read books, play badminton and has a keen interest in Ayurveda.