Tom Damassa is a Senior Associate with WRI’s climate and energy program, where he specializes in climate and energy data, reporting, and analysis. He currently leads work on national greenhouse gas inventory systems through WRI’s measurement and performance tracking (MAPT) initiative. MAPT seeks to build capacity in developing countries to track emissions and emissions reductions associated with climate and energy policies and low-carbon development goals.
Tom also manages the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT), WRI’s online database of international and U.S. state greenhouse gas emissions data and related indicators. Additionally, he develops assessment tools for the Open Climate Network, an independent partnership of policy institutes from over a dozen countries that aims to track national progress on climate change.
Previously at WRI, Tom worked on U.S. federal and state climate and energy policy (with a focus on the Midwest and Southeast United States), as well as the EarthTrends project, where he managed an online collection of international sustainable development indicators and authored analyses of environmental trends.
He holds a M.S. degree in Geosciences from The University of Arizona and a B.S. in Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies from Tufts University.