Prof Aromar Revi

Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)


Aromar is a global practice and thought leader, and educator with over 35 years of interdisciplinary experience in sustainable development, public policy and governance, human settlements, global environmental and technological change.

Aromar is the Co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), from where he helped lead a successful global campaign for an urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 11) as part of the UN’s 2030 development agenda.

He is one of South Asia’s most experienced risk and disaster management professionals and has been on the Advisory Board of UNDRR’s Scientific & Technical Advisory Group (STAG) and its bi-annual Global Assessment of Risk, since 2008. Aromar is one of the world’s leading experts on global environmental change, especially climate change. He is a Coordinating Lead Author of the synthesis chapter on Climate Resilient Development Pathways of the IPCC Working Group Assessment Report 6 (AR6) on Adaptation, released in March 2022.