Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava's research interests include theories and practices of justice with a particular reference to the interaction of energy, technology, and environmental policy in multi-level governance and fragmented society contexts. He has more than 15 years of experience in teaching and research. His current research focuses on financing and governance of decarbonization and just transition in India, the role of sub-national and non-state actors in scaling up climate action in developing countries; market-based mechanisms, mainstreaming gender justice in mitigation, and the role of frugality in sustainable development governance. He is an Associate Editor of the journal 'Climate Action'.
In the past, he was also associated with the TERI School of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and the Council for Social Development. He holds Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degrees in Science Policy and a Masters Degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.