As a Managing Director on the Power & Climate team, Joseph Curtin manages relationships with partners and grantees, identifies market gaps and prospective areas of focus that can further the team’s objective of achieving an equitable transition to a net-zero emissions global economy, and partners with other Rockefeller Foundation initiatives to integrate climate considerations.
Prior to joining the Foundation, he was a member of the Irish Government’s Climate Change Advisory Council and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of International and European Affairs. He previously worked for the OECD evaluating the climate policy performance of countries across the world, for the National Economic and Social Council (an advisory body to the Irish Prime Minister) and at University College Cork. He has contributed on climate mitigation, climate finance and international climate negotiations to the New York Times, BBC, Foreign Policy, the Financial Times, the Atlantic, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, and has published on these topics in leading academic journals.
He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, the London School of Economics, and he has a Ph.D. on climate finance from University College Cork.