Mahak Agrawal is a Research Associate at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy. Trained as an urban planner, Mahak supports the CGEP’s Carbon Management Research Initiative. In April 2021, Mahak earned her second master’s in public administration from Columbia University as a Shardashish Interschool Fellow and SIPA Environmental Fellow.
Mahak has worked with the International Society of City and Regional Planners, Hague; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Town and Country Planning Organization, Government of India; Institute of Transport Economics, Oslo, to name a few. In 2019, she founded Spatial Perspectives as an initiative communicating 360-degree perspectives on pressing urban-regional challenges. In her spare time, Mahak experiments with sustainable artworks showcasing the cultural heritage of India.
Rapid decarbonization efforts have been turning to novel low-carbon hydrogen applications as a potential solution for hard-to-abate sectors.
Hydrogen is expected to play a key role in the decarbonization of the energy system.