Based out of Puri, Odisha, Santosh Patnaik is part of CAN South Asia core team leading the delivery of District Climate Resilience Plan of 6 districts in Madhya Pradesh. He is also involved in projects on energy transition, and community based adaptation planning. His interest areas are low carbon development, just transition and communication of climate change. He studied for Masters in Environment and Energy Management. He has previously worked with M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai on adaptation aspects on bioenergy and Foundation for Ecological Security, Anand on ecorestoration and forest conservation.