Zeenat Niazi

Zeenat Niazi, vice-president of Development Alternatives Group leads the policy studies and development action initiatives at the Development Alternatives Group. Her work over two decades has focussed on sustainable housing and habitat in rural and urban areas, community based approaches to climate and disaster resilience and support to national, sub-national and local government governments in mainstreaming integrated planning for achieving Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement in India. Her key interests lie in the area of resource efficient and people-nature centric development planning. Her core area of interest is in social and ecological systems and resilience approaches for development and her work in habitat planning now increasingly addresses the concern of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) systems through resource efficiency, circular economy and equity concerns in resource access and distribution of SCP benefits.