Anne Canavati is an analyst at the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), where she applies her skills in policy analysis, research, data visualization, and project management to further EFI’s mission of advancing technically-grounded solutions to climate change through evidence-based analysis, thought leadership, and coalition-building. Anne is also the founding chair of EFI’s Sustainability Committee through which she leads efforts to reduce the organization’s carbon and environmental footprints.
At EFI, Anne has contributed to several studies and research efforts. Currently, Anne is co-authoring an energy infrastructure decarbonization study of New York City, for which EFI is assessing technical, economic, and policy options for the city to meet its decarbonization goals by 2050. Previously, she was the lead author of the Agriculture chapter of “Optionality, Flexibility, and Innovation: Pathways for Deep Decarbonization in California” and contributed research to the energy efficiency, carbon pricing, building sector, and electricity sector analyses.
Her previous professional experience includes positions at the Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 analyzing the agency’s Environmental Management System, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment coordinating three executive training programs for government officials from developing countries, and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) researching ESG commitments and corporate policies on food and water.
Canavati graduated from Columbia University in 2018 with an M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy. For her graduate capstone project with the NYC Department of Sanitation, Canavati oversaw an eleven-person team that conducted policy research to inform the Department’s strategy to meet NYC’s ambitious Zero Waste to Landfills by 2030 goal. Additionally, through her alma mater, the University of Michigan (B.A.), Canavati conducted multiphase research on electronic waste recycling in Accra, Ghana and conservation governance in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.