Narasimha Rao

Assistant Professor of Energy Systems

Selected Publications


Mastrucci, A., E. Byers, S. Pachauri, ND Rao, Improving the SDG energy poverty targets: residential cooling needs in the Global South. Energy and Buildings. doi

Rao, ND, M. Poblete-Cazanave, R. Bhalerao, KF Davis, S. Parkinson, Spatial analysis of energy needs and GHG emissions of food grains in India. Science for Total Environment 654(1):841-849. doi


Parkinson, S; Krey, V; Huppmann, D; Kahil, T; McCollum, DaDvid; Fricko, O; Byers, E; Gidden, M; Mayor, B; Khan, Z; Raptis, C; Rao, ND; Johnson, N; Wada, Y; Djilali, N; Riahi, K, Balancing clean water-climate change mitigation trade-offs. Environmental Research Letters.

Rao, ND, P. Sauer, M. Gidden, K. Riahi, Income inequality projections for the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, Futures. doi

DeFries, R., K. Davis, ND Rao,et al. Assessment of opportunities to reduce iron-deficient anemia from coarse cereals in the Indian diet, Food and Nutrition Bulletin. doi

Mastrucci, A., ND Rao, Bridging the Indian housing gap: Lowering costs and CO2 emissions, Building Research & Information. doi

McCollum, D, W Zhou, C Bertram, HS de Boer, V Bosetti, S Busch, J Despres, L Drouet, J Emmerling, M Fay, O Fricko, S Fujimori, M Gidden, M Harmsen, D Huppmann, G Iyer, V Krey, E Kriegler, C Nicolas8, S Pachauri, S Parkinson, M Poblete-Cazenave, P Rafaj, ND Rao, J Rozenberg, A Schmitz, W Schoepp, D van Vuuren, K Riahi. Energy investment needs for fulfilling the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Energy. doi

Dubash, N; R. Khosla; ND Rao; A. Bhardwaj. India’s energy and emissions future: An interpretive analysis of model scenarios, Environment Research Letters 13(7) 074018. doi

Pachauri, S., ND Rao, C. Cameron, Outlook for modern cooking energy access in Central America, PLOS One. doi

Grübler, A, C Wilson, N Bento, B Boza-Kiss, V Krey,D McCollum, ND. Rao, K Riahi, J Rogelj, S De Stercke, J Cullen, S Frank, O Fricko, F Guo, M Gidden, P Havlík, D Huppmann, G Kiesewetter, P Rafaj, W Schoepp, H Valin. A Low Energy Sustainable Development Scenario for 1.5°C target without Negative Emission Technologies. Nature Energy. doi

Byers, E., M. Gidden, P. Burek, K. Ebi, P. Greve, P. Havlik, A. Hillers, N. Johnson, T. Kahil, V. Krey, S. Langan, D. Leclère, N. Nakicenovic,  R. Novak, M. Obersteiner, S. Pachauri, A. Palazzo, S. Parkinson, ND Rao, J. Rogelj, Y. Satoh, Y. Wada, B. Willaarts, K. Riahi, Global exposure and vulnerability to multi-sector development and  climate change hotspots. Environmental Research Letters 13 055012. doi

Creutzig, F, J. Roy, WF Lamb, IML Azevedo, WB de Bruin, H Dalkmann, OY Edelenbosch, FW Geels, A Grübler, C Hepburn, E Hertwich, R Khosla, L Mattauch, JC Minx, A Ramakrishnan, ND Rao, J Steinberger, M Tavoni, D Ürge-Vorsatz, EU Weber. Towards demand-side solutions for mitigating climate change. Nature Climate Change 8(4):268-271. doi         

Rao, ND., J. Min, R. DeFries, SH Ghosh, H. Valin, J. Fanzo. Healthy, affordable and climate-friendly diets in India. Global Environmental Change, 49: 154-165. doi

Rao, ND, J. Min. Less global inequality can improve climate outcomes. WIREs Climate Change.10.1002/wcc.513doi

ee CV for earlier publications.