Karishma is an urbanist experienced in working on sustainable urban energy transition, spatial planning and youth engagement in climate policy. Her work at ICLEI is focused on integrated climate action and sustainable energy projects in the urban context, including UrbanShift.
She has academic experience in India, the Netherlands and the US and professional work experience in the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and Germany.
Implementing Sustainable Energy Solutions: Takeaways from our exchange with the SESA Project in Ghana
Explore how Urbanshift Peer-to-Peer Exchange in Ghana promoted collaboration and showcased innovative solutions in waste-to-energy, clean cooking, and micro-grids to foster sustainable urban development.
UrbanShift Asia Forum 2023: Transforming cities for a sustainable tomorrow
UrbanShift's first regional forum focused on the critical topic of financing sustainable urban transformations.
Strategies for efficiency in urban cooling: A focus on Asia and beyond
Asia's urban areas have experienced a dramatic increase in electricity consumption, especially for cooling systems. To address this issue, we gathered regional experts to explore energy-efficient urban planning and building design strategies.
GEF-funded "Green and Carbon-Neutral Cities" Project Launches in China
UrbanShift's project in China aims to support participating cities in achieving carbon neutrality and climate resilience by implementing nature-based solutions and urban biodiversity strategies and mainstreaming integrated planning at the city level.