Economic Frontiers Program
BiographyOmkar Patange is a research scholar jointly associated with the IIASA Economic Frontiers Program and the Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS) Research Group of the Energy, Climate, and Environment Program at IIASA.
He works on the IIASA Strategic Initiative, Just Transitions to Net-zero Carbon Emissions for All (JustTrans4ALL), focusing on the empirical analysis of drivers of just energy transitions and resulting implications for wellbeing using household-level data and econometric methods. His research interests include mitigation strategies for deep decarbonization of energy and allied systems, their social and environmental implications, and the institutional and governance challenges emerging from energy system transitions.
He received his PhD in Public Systems from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India. His dissertation focused on the mitigation strategies for transitioning towards net-zero emissions from energy systems. He holds a master's degree in environment management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, India, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli, India.
He was a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) in Working Group III (Mitigation). Prior to joining IIASA in 2022, he was part of international projects like the Deep Decarbonization Pathways (DDP-Initiative) and Exploring National and Global Actions to reduce Greenhouse gas Emissions (ENGAGE) where he contributed to the national mitigation scenario studies for India. He has also worked on topics surrounding clean energy access with rural communities in north India, focusing on indoor air quality assessment and the adoption of clean cooking fuels and technologies.
Last update: 01 JUL 2022
Brutschin, E. , Hoffmann, R., Kikstra, J. , Kuhn, M., Min, J. , Mintz-Woo, K. , Muttarak, R. , Pachauri, S. , Patange, O. , Riahi, K. , Schinko, T. , & Zimm, C. (2022). Just Transitions to Net-zero Carbon Emissions for ALL– JustTrans4ALL. In: Systems Analysis for Reducing Footprints and Enhancing Resilience, 16-17 November, 2022, Vienna, Austria.
Patange, O. , Garg, A., & Jayaswal, S. (2022). An integrated, bottom-up approach to evaluate the role of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in achieving net-zero energy systems. In: Systems Analysis for Reducing Footprints and Enhancing Resilience, 16-17 November, 2022, Vienna, Austria.
Patange, O. , Garg, A., & Jayaswal, S. (2022). An integrated bottom-up optimization to investigate the role of BECCS in transitioning towards a net-zero energy system: A case study from Gujarat, India. Energy 255 e124508. 10.1016/j.energy.2022.124508.
Patange, O. , Purohit, P. , Klimont, Z. , Garg, A., & Avashia, V. (2022). Mitigation scenarios for methane and nitrous oxide emissions from Indian agriculture sector. In: EGU General Assembly 2022, 23-27 May 2022, Vienna.