Apoorva Sahay

Apoorva Sahay

Senior Associate
  • Climate Intelligence

Apoorva is a senior associate with RMI’s Climate Intelligence Program, where she supports the Carbon Markets and Offsets Initiative. Her work focuses on the role of technologies and digital innovation to facilitate the transparency and transaction of high-quality carbon credits in voluntary carbon markets.


Prior to RMI, Apoorva was at the Coefficient Group, a boutique consulting and government affairs firm, where she assessed key climate and sustainability policy topics for various energy, water, agriculture, and ICT sector clients. She has led research initiatives on emerging MRV technologies for sectoral emissions reduction and the potential of new markets for differentiated environmental products.

Apoorva’s broader experience includes community-based environmental management and livelihoods development approaches to support equity and climate justice imperatives in the Global South. Through her work with the World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Resources Management, and Selco Foundation, she conducted environmental and social impact assessments for hydro development projects and distributed solar energy interventions in South Asia.


• Master’s in Environmental Management, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
• International Development Policy Certificate, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
• BA, Anthropology, Trinity College, Connecticut
• Study Abroad: SOAS, University of London; Boğaziçi University, Istanbul


Washington, D.C.

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