Tatsatom Gonçalves is a Research Associate at WRI’s Energy Program, where he works on projects such as the Asia Clean Energy Coalition and the Climate Solutions Partnership.

Through a combination of research, project management, and external engagement, Tatsatom is dedicated to hastening the clean energy transition, with a special focus on Southeast Asia. He does so by, among other things, advancing regional grid integration, utility solutions, and the private sector’s fluency on topics ranging from greenhouse gas accounting to aggregated solar energy procurement.

In previous roles at WRI, Tatsatom worked on the Building Efficiency Accelerator and the City Renewables Accelerator, where he trained and developed resources for local governments both in the U.S. and around the world. Prior to joining WRI, Tatsatom worked at The Nature Conservancy in New York City on coastal climate resilience and water quality. He also lived in Kunming, China where he researched the country’s policies for wind and solar development.

Born and raised near Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tatsatom holds a degree on Environmental Studies and Geography from Middlebury College. He lives in New York and can often be found learning a new language, practicing wildlife photography, or planning the next adventure with his partner, Hayley.