Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Zerin Osho

Zerin Osho is the India Program Director at IGSD where she focuses on fast mitigation strategies to protect the climate, including reducing short-lived climate pollutants (HFCs, black carbon, methane, and tropospheric ozone). Previously, Zerin was seconded to the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as ISA Coordinator to the UN General Assembly. During her time at ISA, she helped develop the Seventh work program on Solarizing Heating and Cooling Systems. The program is aimed at solarization of thermal demand with a focus on developing solar-powered, Kigali Amendment compliant cold chains that help reduce post-harvest food loss and increase farmers’ income. Before joining ISA, Zerin served as a Special Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Environment Programme Erik Solheim where she helped develop and launch the Cool Coalition, an international platform for promoting energy-efficient cooling appliances and for the faster implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

Zerin trained as a lawyer at the Amity Law School in India (2015) and earned a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts (2018). Zerin was awarded the prestigious LAMP Fellowship in 2015.