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Nidhi Srivastava is a Law and Policy Consultant based in New Delhi. A lawyer by training, she has over fifteen years of experience in legal and policy research on issues relating to the environment, natural resources, energy and climate change, and technology regulation. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Nidhi worked with Institutes such as The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and WWF India.


She holds Advanced Masters degree in Energy and Environment Law from Catholic University-KU Leuven, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from University of Delhi. She is a PhD Scholar at Energy Studies Programme at Jawaharlal Nehru University where she is studying governance of critical minerals for energy transition.

She has written and contributed to several reports and peer reviewed publications on a range of subjects, including natural resources, environmental federalism, minerals, technology regulation and energy. She has presented and taught at several fora.

She paints and illustrates in her free time. Some of her art can be found on this link.


She loves solving puzzles and building lego figures with her son.



2017 - Present

Independent Law and Policy Consultant 

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2006 - 2017


Centre for Resources and Environmental Governance, 

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi

2006 - 2006

Research Assistant

Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi

2005 - 2006

Legal Officer

Centre for Environmental Law,

WWF India, New Delhi


2019 - 

PhD, Energy Studies

School of International Studies,

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

2010 - 2011

LL.M in Energy and Environmental Law 

Faculty of Law, Katholieke Universiteit

KU Leuven, Belgium

2002 - 2005

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi

New Delhi

1998 - 2001

Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) Literature

Miranda House, University of Delhi

New Delhi

Honourary and Visiting Positions

  • Adjunct Fellow, Centre for Multilevel Federalism, New Delhi

  • Guest Faculty (Comparative Public Law), TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi

  • Guest Faculty (Energy and Mineral Laws), National Law University Delhi, New Delhi

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