Catherine Ittner is Programme Manager for C40’s Zero Emission Freight programme, working to help cities overcome barriers to electrifying and decarbonising the freight sector.

Catherine brings nearly a decade of environmental experience to the role, with several years at Environmental Defense Fund covering a wide range of areas including clean energy, clean air and transport. Catherine led strategic communications for the Breathe London pilot, an ambitious project to map and measure the capital city’s air pollution in partnership with C40, the Mayor of London, Google and scientific experts. Her work also contributed to the passing of congestion pricing in New York City and Illinois’ groundbreaking Future Energy Jobs Act. Most recently, Catherine worked to transform maritime shipping into a clean, zero-emission industry that supports the deployment of renewable energy and reduces the current disproportionate health burden caused by air pollution.

Originally from Houston, Catherine has lived in Buenos Aires, Austin and London and now resides in New York City. She has a BA in International Studies and Sociology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a PRINCE2 Practitioner certification.