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Ritodhi Chakraborty

Lincoln University

Based in

New Zealand

Ritodhi Chakraborty, lecturer of Environmental Management at Lincoln University, NZ, is an broadly trained environmental social scientist and activist. Over the past decade he has collaborated with rural and indigenous communities across India, Bhutan, China and Aotearoa New Zealand on issues of youth migration, corporate agrarian takeover, livelihood insecurity and the politics of climate adaptation.He is currently leading a Ministry of Primary Industries funded project developing a Climate Maladaptation Assessment Tool for Aotearoa NZ and is also co-leading with Dr. Pasang Sherpa (UBC), the SSHRC funded, Knowledge Justice in the IPCC project.He is also a co-chair of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi’s Early Career forum, where he advocates for the creation of a more just and inclusive research sector.

Country(ies) of Specialty

India New Zealand Bhutan

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Climate Justice Scientific assessments Indigenous studies

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Carrara, A., & Chakraborty, R. (2023). Envisioning Non-elite and More-Than-Colonial Environmentalisms. In Reimagining Science Education in the Anthropocene, Volume 2 (pp. 87-103). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Johnson, L., Mikulewicz, M., Bigger, P., Chakraborty, R., Cunniff, A., Griffin, P. J., … & Simon, G. (2023). Intervention: The invisible labor of climate change adaptation. Global Environmental Change, 83, 102769.

Chakraborty, R et al. (2022), ‘Pursuing Plurality: Exploring the synergies and challenges of co-production of knowledge in multifunctional landscape design in P. Gregorini, F. Provenza, I. Gordon and C. Kerven (eds.) Grazing in Future Multi-scapes: From Thoughtscapes to Landscapes, Creating Health from the Ground Up, Front. Sustain. Food Syst.

Chakraborty, R., Sherpa, P.Y. From climate adaptation to climate justice: Critical reflections on the IPCC and Himalayan climate knowledges. Climatic Change 167, 49 (2021).

Chakraborty, R et al. (2021), A Plural Climate Studies Framework for the Himalayas, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 51,(42-54)

Chakraborty, R (2020), ‘Review of Arturo Escobar’s Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds’, Lincoln Planning Review.

Chakraborty, R et al. (2019), ‘Does awareness of climate change lead to worry? Exploring Community Perceptions through Parallel Analysis in Rural Himalaya’, Mountain Research and Development, 39 (2)