Kanika joined ClientEarth’s London office in November 2022. She collaborates with civil society, regulators, and private stakeholders to drive climate ambition and action to facilitate the transition to a net-zero economy. She also works on capacity building initiatives on climate and environmental laws across Asia.


Before joining ClientEarth, Kanika was a litigator with the Legal Initiative for Forests and Environment (LIFE) in India. She specialised in using litigation and advocacy to secure environmental justice, safeguard public lands, challenge fossil fuel projects and eliminate industrial pollution. She was also a trainer for local enforcement and judicial officials on forest and environmental laws. She was previously a law clerk in the Supreme Court of India where she conducted legal research and assisted on drafting judgments.


Kanika has a Masters in Environmental law & Policy from Stanford Law School. She also has a Law degree from National Law University, Jodhpur and is a qualified attorney in India.

Climate change disproportionately impacts vulnerable populations in Asia- exacerbating poverty and other inequalities, while also being a crucial biodiversity hotspot and a battleground for a rapid energy transition. It is a privilege to work for ClientEarth which recognises the complex Asian landscape, and uses tools backed by science and economics, to accelerate the transition to a net zero economy and limit the worst impacts of climate change in the region and protect the world’s most marginalised communities.