Avit Bhowmik, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, 2019 - 2020

Avit Bhowmik, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Risk and Environmental Studies in the Department of Environmental and Life Sciences at Karlstad University, Sweden. He is the Lead Modeller of the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap project, which consolidates solutions and models their implementation strategies to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

His current research focuses on social tipping points for climate mitigation and sustainability transformation. He explores innovative and existing climate solutions, and studies how they could be implemented to exponentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions and abruptly transform societies to sustainability. He also models the successful implementation pathways for UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is an author of the first Exponential Climate Action Roadmap Report released in the Global Climate Action Summit 2018. He is also an author of the first World in 2050 Report released in the UN High Level Political Forum in 2018.  

Avit comes from a strong interdisciplinary background interfacing Environmental Health, Planning and Geoinformatics. He has a B.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, a joint universities M.Sc. in Geospatial Technology from the European Union supported Erasmus Mundus program and a Ph.D. in Spatial Environmental Health from the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.