Matt Watson serves as Vice President for EDF’s Energy Transition program. He leads EDF’s global methane work, setting broad strategy and managing teams of policy experts, scientists, economists, regulatory attorneys and communications professionals working in North America, Europe, China and the Asia-Pacific. Matt also acts as a primary contact for key stakeholders in business, government, nonprofit organizations and the media. Over the past decade, Matt has played a lead role in developing and overseeing numerous campaigns to secure groundbreaking oil & gas methane regulation and the national and subnational levels across North America, and to advance private-sector partnerships and projects in support of methane mitigation.
Before joining EDF in 2009, Matt worked in a variety of roles at the state and local levels in Texas, often for elected officials, across a range of energy and environmental issues – including climate policy, water management, energy efficiency, land use and transportation. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and Society from the University of California Santa Barbara and a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.