Sunayana Ganguly

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Environment Politics
  • Forest Governance
  • Collective Action
  • State-Society Interaction
  • Sustainable Consumption


Sunayana Ganguly is a political scientist who works on environment politics, forest governance and sustainable consumption. She has a PhD from the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie University, MSc in Development Studies from LSE and a BA from St Stephens College. She has previously worked with the Industrial Ecology Group, University of Lausanne (Switzerland) on middle class consumption and the German Development Institute (Bonn) on sustainable development and innovation.



Ganguly, S. (2015). Deliberating environmental policy in India: Participation and the role of advocacy. Routledge, UK. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​4​3​2​4​/​9​7​8​1​3​1​5​7​44476

Peer-reviewed Journals

Book Chapters

Ganguly, S. (2020). Civil society and state interaction in environment policy in India – A historical typology. In N. Ciecierska-Holmes, K. Jörgensen, L.L. Ollier & D. Raghunandan (Eds.), Environmental policy in India (pp. 60 – 85). Routledge. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​4​3​2​4​/​9​7​8​0​4​2​9​3​41533

Annotated Bibliography

Ganguly, S. (2017). India and the environment. In E. Wohl (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies in environmental science. Oxford University Press.

Policy and Academic Reports

  • Ganguly, S., & The Flying Elephant Studio. (2020). The monsoon lattice — Empowering women, ecologies, economies. Submitted to EnteKochi with the Flying Elephant Studio (awarded fourth place)
  • Ganguly, S., & Venugopal, A. (2017−19). Institutions and public trust. Society and Politics between Elections. Reports (1−3) by Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) & Azim Premji University.
  • Ganguly, S. (2018). Plastic pollution and waste policy evolution in India – An overview with reference to the seven reforms. Submitted to the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria.
  • Badave, A., Ganguly, S., Kumar, D., Kumar, J.S., Mallegowda, R., Naidu, P., Dikshit, S., & Yadav, V. (2015). Model for sustainable agri-based socio-economic development for Dantewada. Report submitted to the District Commissioner, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh.
  • Ganguly, S. (2009). Sustainability-oriented innovation systems: Towards decoupling economic growth from environmental pressures? with Andreas Stamm, Eva Dantas, Doris Fischer, Britta Rennkamp. Discussion Paper 202009, Bonn: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute
  • Ganguly, S. (2006). Participatory communication: A study in Lakshadweep. Earthcare Films Pvt. Limited and LEAD (UK).

Public Writing