Nihar Gokhale is an environment and climate journalist based in India. Starting off as a business and markets reporter, Nihar turned to the environmental beat after studying for a master's degree in environmental economics. He has since reported on environmental policy and regulation from New Delhi and field-reported stories from across the country. His stories highlight under-reported people, issues and geographies, and combine elements of law, science, economic policy. On a EJN biodiversity grant, he wrote about western India’s rocky plateaus, their place in local ecology and culture and their growing relevance as biodiversity hotspots. He has also written about the human costs of coastal erosion, investigated coal and transport infrastructure projects that impact local communities, and conflicts over land and natural resources. Nihar’s work has appeared in print and online in publications such as Scroll.in, The Wire, The Caravan, Indiaspend, The Hindu, and The Morning Context. He is currently Editor, Chaos, at The Morning Context, where he leads the media startup's coverage of environment, climate change and conflicts.