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    2024

  1. He, Y., ..., Debnath, R., and Parry, I., (2024). Energy Mapping of Existing Building Stock in Cambridge using Energy Performance Certificates and Thermal Infrared Imagery. (Preprint) https://arxiv.org/abs/2406.14520
  2. Debnath, R., and Lin, YT., (2024). A better count of heat-related deaths needed to help the vulnerable, Nature India, https://doi.org/10.1038/d44151-024-00084-w
  3. Nsude, C.C., Loraamm, R., Wimhurst, J.J., Chukwuonye, G.N., and Debnath, R., (2024). Renewables but unjust? Critical restoration geography as a framework for addressing global renewable energy injustice, Energy Research & Social Science, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2024.103609
  4. Debnath, R.,, Zhang, P., Qin, T., Alvarez, R.M., and Fitzgerald, S.D.(2024). Deciphering public attention to geoengineering and climate issues using machine learning and dynamic analysis. (Preprint) https://arxiv.org/abs/2405.07010
  5. Cao, C., Debnath, R., and Alvarez, R.M.(2024). Physics-based deep learning reveals rising heating demand heightens air pollution in Norwegian cities. (Preprint) https://arxiv.org/abs/2405.04716
  6. Lin, YT., Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., and Mukherjee, B. (2024). Are heatwaves more deadly for women?, Significance Magazine, Royal Statistical Society,https://significancemagazine.com/long-read-are-heatwaves-more-deadly-for-women/
  7. Magistro, B., Abramson, C., Ebanks, D., Debnath, R., and Alvarez, R.M. (2024). Identifying American climate change free riders and motivating sustainable behavior, Scientific Reports, Nature Portfolio https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-57042-w
  8. Nielsen, K.S., ..., Debnath, R. , ..., Hahnel, U.J.J., (2024), Underestimation of personal carbon footprint inequality in four socio-economically diverse countries. (Preprint) https://osf.io/preprints/psyarxiv/3agzk
  9. Cologna, V., ..., Debnath, R. , ..., Zwann, RA., (2024). Trust in scientists and their role in society across 67 countries. (Preprint) https://osf.io/preprints/osf/6ay7s
  10. Cologna, V., ..., Debnath, R. , ..., Zwann, RA., (2024). Perceptions of Science, Science Communication, and Climate Change Attitudes in 67 Countries The TISP Dataset. (Preprint) http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.12813.10721
  11. 2023

  12. Debnath, R., Ebanks, D., Roulet, T., Mohaddes, K. and Alvarez, R.M. (2023). Do fossil fuel firms reframe online climate and sustainability communication? A data-driven analysis, npj Climate Action, Nature Portfolio https://doi.org/10.1038/s44168-023-00086-x
  13. Müller-Hansen, F., Repke, T., Baum, C.M., Brutschin, E., Callaghan, M.W., Debnath, R., Lamb, W.L., Low, S., Lück, S., Roberts, C., Sovacool, B.K., Minx, J.C. (2023). Attention, sentiments and emotions towards emerging climate technologies on Twitter, Global Environmental Change, Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2023.102765
  14. Pan, J., Cho, T.Y., Sun, M., Debnath, R., Lonsdale, N., Wilcox, C. and Bardhan, R. (2023). Future workspace needs flexibility and diversity: A machine learning-driven behavioural analysis of co-working space, PLOS One https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0292370
  15. Alvarez, R.M.,Debnath, R., and Ebanks, D. (2023). Why don’t Americans trust university researchers and why it matters for climate change, PLOS Climate https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pclm.0000147
  16. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., and Mukherjee, B. (2023). Factor in gender to beat the heat in impoverished settlements, Nature, https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-023-02632-3
  17. Debnath, R., Creutzig, F., Sovacool, B.K., and Shuckburgh, E. (2023). Harnessing human and machine intelligence for planetary scale climate action, npj Climate Action, Nature portfolio, https://doi.org/10.1038/s44168-023-00056-3
  18. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., and Bell, M. (2023). Lethal heatwaves are challenging India's sustainable development. PLOS Climate, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pclm.0000156. (Altmetric = 918)
  19. Debnath, R., Reiner, D. M., Sovacool, B. K., Müller-Hansen, F., Repke, T., Alvarez, R. M., and Fitzgerald, S. D. (2023). Conspiracy spillovers and geoengineering. iScience, Cell Press, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2023.106166
  20. Debnath, R., van der Linden, S., Sovacool, BK, and Alvarez, RM (2023). Facilitating system-level behavioral climate action using computational social science. Nature Human Behaviour, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-023-01527-7
  21. Isah, A., Dioha, M.O., Debnath, R., Abraham-Dukuma, M.C., and Butu, H.M., (2023). Financing renewable energy: Policy insights from Brazil and Nigeria. Energy, Sustainability and Society, BioMed Central, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13705-022-00379-9
  22. Ali, M., Couto, L.C., Unsworth, S., and Debnath, R. (2023). Bridging the divide in energy policy research: Empirical evidence from global collaborative networks. Energy Policy,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2022.113380
  23. 2022

  24. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Shah, D.U., Mohaddes, K., Ramage, M.H., Alvarez, RM., and Sovacool, B.K. (2022) Social media enables people-centric climate action in the hard-to-decarbonise building sector. Scientific Reports, Nature Portfolio, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-23624-9
  25. Peng, Z., Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., and Steemers, K., (2022) Machine learning-based evaluation of dynamic thermal-tempering performance and thermal diversity for 107 Cambridge courtyards. Sustainable Cities and Society,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2022.104275
  26. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Misra, A., Hong, T., Vida, R., and Ramage, M.H. (2022) Lockdown impacts on residential electricity demand in India: A data-driven and non-intrusive load monitoring study using Gaussian mixture models. Energy Policy,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2022.112886
  27. 2021

  28. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Reiner, D. M., and Miller, JR (2021) Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental dimensions of electric vehicle adoption in the United States: A social-media interaction analysis. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111707
  29. Muza, O and Debnath, R., (2021) Disruptive innovation for inclusive renewable policy in sub-Saharan Africa: A social shaping of technology analysis of appliance uptake in Rwanda. Renewable Energy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.12.091
  30. Debnath, R., Darby, S., Bardhan, R., Mohaddes, K., Sunikka-Blank, M., Coelho, A. C. V., and Isa, A., (2021) Words against injustices: A deep narrative analysis of energy cultures in slum rehabilitation housing of Abuja, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro for just policy design. Energy Research and Social Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101892
  31. Debnath, R., Mittal, V. and Jindal, A. (2021) A review of challenges from increasing renewable generation in the Indian Power System: Lessons for Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020. Energy and Environment. https://doi:.org/10.1177/0958305X20986246.
  32. 2020

  33. Debnath, R., and Bardhan R., (2020) India nudges to contain COVID-19 pandemic: a reactive public policy analysis using machine-learning based topic modelling. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238972. (Altmetric = 302)
  34. Debnath, R., Darby, S., Bardhan, R., Mohaddes, K., and Sunikka-Blank, M. (2020).Grounded reality meets machine learning: A deep-narrative analysis framework for energy policy research. Energy Research and Social Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101704
  35. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Gama, J., and Vijay, U., (2020) REST framework: A modelling approach towards cooling energy stress mitigation plans for future cities in warming Global South, Sustainable Cities and Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102315
  36. Debnath, R., Simoes, G.M.F.; Bardhan, R.; Leder, S.M.; Lamberts, R.; and Sunikka-Blank, M. (2020) Energy Justice in Slum Rehabilitation Housing: An Empirical Exploration of Built Environment Effects on Socio-Cultural Energy Demand. Sustainability, https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/7/3027
  37. 2019

  38. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., and Sunikka-Blank, M. (2019) How does slum rehabilitation influences appliance ownership? A structural model of non-income drivers, Energy Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.06.005
  39. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., and Sunikka-Blank, M (2019) Discomfort and distress in slum rehabilitation: Investigating the rebound phenomenon using a backcasting approach, Habitat International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2019.03.010
  40. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., and Jana A (2019) Evolution of sustainable energy policies in India since 1947: A review, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment; https://doi.org/10.1002/wene.340
  41. 2018 and earlier

  42. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Malik, J., and Sarkar, A (2018) Low-income housing layouts under socio-architectural complexities: A parametric study for sustainable slum rehabilitation, Sustainable Cities and Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.04.038
  43. Debnath, R. and Bardhan, R., (2018) Resource Symbiosis Model through bricolage: A livelihood generation assessment of Indian Village. Journal of Rural Studies.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.03.010
  44. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Jana, A., and Norford, L.K (2018): Investigating the local mean age of air with the health care-seeking behaviour of low-income tenement housing in Mumbai. Habitat International.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2017.12.007
  45. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. and Banerjee, R (2017)Taming the killer in the kitchen: mitigating household air pollution from solid fuel cookstoves through building design. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-016-1251-7
  46. Debnath, R., and Bardhan, R., (2016) Towards daylight inclusive byelaw: Daylight as an energy saving route for affordable housing in India. Energy for Sustainable Development.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2016.06.005
  47. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., and Banerjee, R (2016) Investigating the age of air in rural Indian kitchens for sustainable built-environment design. Journal of Building Engineering,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2016.07.011
  48. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., and Bandopadhyay, S (2016) A conceptual model for identifying the risk susceptibility of urban green spaces using geo-spatial techniques. Modelling Earth System and Environment,https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-016-0202-y

Policy reports

  1. UNDP Accelerator Lab and Nesta (2024). Untapped Collective Intelligence for Climate Action
  2. Climate Compatible Growth Programme COP27 Policy Brief Series (2022). How can Lao PDR become the Low-Carbon "Battery of Asia"?
  3. The Alan Turing Institute (2022). Automating perfusion assessment of sublingual microcirculation in critical illness. Data Study Group September 2021
  4. House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee, UK Government (2022). Building to net zero: costing carbon in construction.
  5. International Energy Agency (2021). Empowering Cities for a Net Zero Future
  6. International Energy Agency (2021). Renewables Integration in India
  7. COP26 FuturesWeWant (2021). COP 26 Futures We Want - India Country Profile
  8. International Energy Agency (2021). Energy Efficiency 2021
  9. RIBA Built for the Environment Report (2021) Submission. Climate repair through built environment: Decarbonising UK's building sector through energy efficiency and natural materials.

Blogs and Science Communications

  1. Energy@Cam . BLOG - Study investigates global renewable energy injustice
  2. Bennett Institute of Public Policy . Researchers to address the challenges of rapid advances in artificial intelligence
  3. Springer Nature Research Communities . Behind-the-paper in npj Climate Action
  4. Nature India (2023). Heatwave preparedness grows more pressing (features our research)
  5. World Economic Forum (2023). Rate of sea-level rise doubles in a decade
  6. PLOS Latitude Blogs (2023). Behind the paper: Lethal heatwaves are challenging India's sustainable development
  7. The Conversation (2023). Deadly heatwaves threaten to reverse India’s progress on poverty and inequality - new research
  8. Grist (2023). Deadly heat threatens the lives and livelihoods of 1 billion people in India
  9. Croakey Health Media(2023). The Health Wrap: a COVID diagnosis, hope for better dental care, killer heatwaves and lessons from HIV history
  10. One Green Plant (2023).Heat Waves in India’s Putting Country’s Development at Stake, Study Finds
  11. EcoDebate (2023). A Índia emergente e o Brasil submergente
  12. Gates Cambridge Annual Report (2022). Gates Cambridge Annual Report 2022 feature
  13. The Scholar Magazine (2022). Placing people at the heart of net-zero transition
  14. The Horizon Tracker (2022). How social attitudes affect adoption of electric vehicles
  15. Bennett Institute of Public Policy (2022). What it takes to decarbonise buildings?
  16. Building and Cities (2022). Embodied Carbon: Breaking Construction Dependencies
  17. Bennett Institute for Public Policy (2022). What lessons does the pandemic hold for the future of energy policy in India?
  18. London School of Economics Blogs (2021). The incompatibility of Nudge and Co-Design as tools for policymaking
  19. ORF (2021). India's enduring urban housing shortage: The case of upgrading informal settlements
  20. International Energy Agency (2021). Better energy efficiency policy with digital tools