Parthaa Bosu is the Executive Director at EPIC India. He previously served as the lead India advisor for the esteemed Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), where he directed the Clean Air Catalyst project, aimed at improving air quality in Indore and establishing a protocol for managing hyperlocal hotspots in Central India. Parthaa’s expertise in the field is unparalleled, having collaborated with IISC Bangalore and Jadavpur University Kolkata to launch IDEEA, an open-source energy optimization and transition model made in India. With his vast expertise, he has adeptly handled various aspects of environmental management, including atmospheric pollution, government relations, emissions, fundraising, and strategic leadership. His experience and proficiency in these areas are invaluable assets that can bring immense benefits to any organization that he collaborates with.
Parthaa’s career began at the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), where he played a pivotal role in developing the computerized emission check system (PUC) for vehicles in India, which is still in use today. He later joined the United Nations (UN) Partnership, Clean Air Asia, as the India Representative, and eventually assumed the role of India Director and South Asia Liaison. He established India’s first and only Green Logistics Working Group with the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the NITI Aayog during his tenure to reduce emissions and improve freight efficiency. He also created the world’s first walkability survey app and launched the Indian Air Quality Studies Interactive Repository (IndAIR) with the CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which contains India’s indigenous air quality studies since 1905!