Shibani Ghosh is a public interest lawyer and a fellow at CPR. She specialises in environmental and access to information laws. At CPR, she researches on issues relating to domestic environmental law and regulation. Ms Ghosh has been a Sustainability Science Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School (2014-2015), and a visiting faculty at the TERI University and the RICS School of Built Environment, where she taught environmental law.
She is a Rhodes Scholar and holds both a master’s in science in environmental change and management and a bachelor’s in civil law (a graduate degree in law) from the University of Oxford. She has an undergraduate degree in law from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
She was previously associated with the Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE), a New Delhi-based environmental law firm, and has also worked as a legal consultant with the Central Information Commission, a quasi-judicial body set up under the Right to Information Act, 2005. In 2011, she was awarded the first DoPT-RTI fellowship by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India to undertake research on the implementation of the Right to Information Act 2005.