Saudamini Das is NABARD Chair Professor at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and is a Fellow of South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics. She worked as Mälar scholar at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, during 2011-12. Her research areas are climate change adaptation, assessment of loss and damage to livelihood due to climate change, valuation of ecosystem services, coastal vulnerability analysis, and evaluation of public policy. Her significant research on storm protection services of mangroves has been showcased as a short movie by American Museum of Natural History (http://www.amnh.org/explore/science- bulletins/(watch)/bio/news/mangrove-trees-save-lives-in-storms ) and as featured article “The Mystery of Mangroves” by Nature Conservancy Magazine. She received her PhD in economics from Delhi University in 2009.