Ruchira Talukdar

Ruchira Talukdar

Co-founder of Sapna South Asian Climate Solidarity, an Australian-based climate justice collective

Ruchira Talukdar is also a researcher whose work focuses on the comparative aspects of environmental and climate justice between the global North and South.

She has a Doctorate in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Her PhD thesis compared coal conflicts and protest movements in India and Australia, with an emphasis on the intersections between grassroots and Indigenous people’s movements and mainstream environmental activism. She has worked within the environment movement in India in Greenpeace, and Australia in Greenpeace and the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Her research can be found at

Articles she has written for Green Left:

Adani, India and COP26: How to support climate justice?

India: Adivasi resistance to coal shows centrality of forest rights and climate justice to green climate action

India: Indigenous peoples demand ‘water, forests, land’ before coal