Aditi Khodke is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford’s Sustainable Urban Development programme and a member of Kellogg College. Her research project examines how accelerated and policy-driven low-carbon technology transitions can be leveraged to make existing socio-technical regimes inclusive. She conducts empirical research on the transition to electric vehicles and examines it from the lens of gender inclusion by analysing policy and business initiatives in Delhi as exemplary cases.

She has over 11 years of work experience as a policy researcher and in advisory roles on climate change and urban sustainability. She holds two master’s degrees in Sustainability Science and Sustainable Urban Development from the United Nations University and the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Pune. Her other academic training includes flood risk assessment and climate downscaling from UN-CECAR and Sri Lanka Institute for Information Technology and amphibious building construction from UNESCO-IHE.

Aditi has been a recipient of the University of Oxford’s Departmental Scholarship and a Fellowship from the Asian Development Bank. She was a national rank holder for India’s Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE).

At present, she is on the steering committee for the European Commission’s EEMODS and EEDAL conferences. Previously, Aditi was an accredited Lead Expert on urban strategic planning and transnational capacity building for URBACT 3 and had the privilege to serve as an expert reviewer for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land.

  • Khodke, A., Estrella, M. (2023) Unveiling Environmental Loss and Damage: Seizing Opportunities and Bridging Gaps. Brief for UN Environment Programme (UNEP) internal review.
  • Khodke, A., Watabe, A., Liu, C. (In Press). Transition pathways to CES by strengthening multi-stakeholder collaboration: Case of Higashiomi and Fujino in Japan. In B. K. Mitra, R. Dasgupta, K. Takeuchi, Y. Kataoka, O. Saito, & R. Shaw (Eds.), Circulating and Ecological Sphere. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
  • Kainuma, Mikiko, Hideyuki Mori, Naoyuki Mikami, Kenji Asakawa, Shuzo Nishioka, Aditi Khodke, and Tomoko Ishikawa. 2023. “Establishing the Use of Climate Citizens’ Assemblies in Japan: Their Significance and Challenges.” Sustainability Science. doi: 10.1007/s11625-023-01389-y.
  • Khodke, A., Garrigan, C., Siddiqui, O., Wong, E., Patnaik, K.L. (2022). Post COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Strategy for Suva, Hoi An, Pune, and Subang Jaya. Policy briefs for UNESCAP DA13 Project.
  • Khodke, Aditi, Atsushi Watabe, and Nigel Mehdi. 2021. “Implementation of Accelerated Policy-Driven Sustainability Transitions: Case of Bharat Stage 4 to 6 Leapfrogs in India.” Sustainability 13(8):4339. doi: 10.3390/su13084339.
  • Koide, Ryu, Michael Lettenmeier, Lewis Akenji, Viivi Toivio, Aryanie Amellina, Aditi Khodke, Atsushi Watabe, and Satoshi Kojima. 2021. “Lifestyle Carbon Footprints and Changes in Lifestyles to Limit Global Warming to 1.5 °C, and Ways Forward for Related Research.” Sustainability Science 16(6):2087–99. doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01018-6.

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