Vikrom Mathur

Vikrom is Founding Director of Transitions Research. He conducts multidisciplinary research and policy analysis at the interface of technology, society and sustainability. His research explores the role of human choice and societal decision making in face of normative and scientific uncertainty. Vikrom setup India’s first urban living lab to test socio-technical innovation in the real-life laboratory of cities and neighborhoods. His ongoing research examines the social dimension of climate change in India - how do we deeply and rapidly alter politics, norms, attitudes, behaviour and incentives to act? He also researches norms and institutions that can help manage environmental opportunities and challenges associated with emerging technologies. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University, Institute for Science, Society and Innovation. Vikrom is Senior Fellow of the Observer Research Foundation, India, Senior Fellow of Centre for Social and Behavioral Change and Associate Fellow of the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Epistemic Injustices
AI, Climate Adaptation, and Epistemic Injustice
Acknowledging the cultural and contextual dimensions of climate change is crucial in the realms of science, policy, and practice. While AI has the potential to aid decision-making processes, it must be approached with caution to prevent exacerbating underlying injustices. Human experiences should not be overlooked in favour of algorithmic solutions.
Why gearing towards net zero with low carbon lifestyles is crucial
There is an urgent need to reimagine a sustainable future with an environmentally conscious lifestyle at the individual, household and community levels.
Urban Wetlands Are Not Wastelands; They Are Essential For Net-Zero and Climate Resilient Cities
Conserving urban wetlands and integrating them into communities is extremely crucial for India’s carbon sequestration and climate resilience goals.
There is a Need to Reimagine the Way We Think About our Coastal Commons
The theme of ‘Life and Livelihoods’ one World Oceans Day focuses on the importance ushering in a new era of thinking that supports resilient futures of coastal communities and recognises their contribution to the sustainable management of India’s oceans.
On World Environment Day, Let’s Reaffirm Our Commitment to Co-Existing with Wildlife
Can we bring ‘nature’ beyond the confines of just projected forests into a city, while allowing the wildlife with it?