Avni Agarwal is a Project Associate with the Climate Program at WRI India. She has been involved in developing an emission estimation tool based on Ministry of Housing & Urban Affair’s Climate SMART Cities Assessment Framework. She is currently involved in creating city-level inventories and climate action plans, and supporting efforts to build capacity and mainstream climate action at the subnational level.

Avni comes to WRI with experience in working with Intellecap’s Sankalp Forum, where she worked on their 3rd Southeast Asia Conference and covered themes related to entrepreneurship, innovation, investment and impact while working on outreach for the forum.

She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s in International Studies (Major) and Environmental Studies (Minor) from Foundation for Liberal and Management Education (FLAME University), Pune.

Avni currently lives in Mumbai with her family, and enjoys the outdoors, live music, podcasts and backpacking.