Ichha is a doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto in Canada. Her current research examines how socially and environmentally just nature-based solutions can be implemented through urban governance.
Ichha’s research takes a new approach in defining just nature-based solutions by incorporating the principles of multispecies justice to improve urban governance planning and policy processes, with a focus on advancing justice for nonhuman animals. Her research currently examines the framing of nature and equity in Toronto municipal climate and biodiversity plans, and neighborhood-scale sustainability actions.
Ichha aims to advance the research on just nature-based solutions in practical terms so that it can become commonplace for future sustainability initiatives.
Apart from her academic work, Ichha is a Research Assistant with the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto on the 100 Resilient Cities Initiative: A Natural Experiment in the Politics of Creating a Sustainable World, which is a project examining the emergence, implementation, and wind down of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative.