Director, Global Campaigns, Methane Pollution Prevention
James Turitto joined CATF in October 2020 to work with environmental organizations, civil society groups, media, industry, and government officials on methane emissions reduction worldwide. Based in Berlin, Germany, James is currently focused on methane abatement in the oil and gas industry in Europe with some work in Africa and South America. James’ work documenting methane emissions has been featured in news outlets around the world, including Reuters, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Boston Globe, the BBC, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, La Repubblica, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and Climate Home News.
Prior to joining CATF, James worked as a Senior Research Manager at MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) from 2013 to 2020, where he led efforts to promote transparency in social science research and organised regular training on research methods in Kenya, India, and the US for a global cadre of staff. He also served as a Senior Program Officer on a USAID-funded democracy and governance program in South Sudan from 2010 to 2013 for the International Republican Institute. James has a Masters of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Vermont.