Prof. William Moomaw

William Moomaw is Professor of International Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he founded the International Environment and Resource Policy Program and co-founded the Global Development and Environment Institute. He is also Senior Director of the interdisciplinary, university-wide, Tufts Institute of the Environment.

He is a physical chemist, who works to translate science and technology into policy terms using interdisciplinary tools. He was a coordinating lead author of the Year 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chapter on greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and has been a lead author of previous IPCC reports. He provides advice to fuels and power sector companies and governments on environmentally significant issues. He was the first director of the Climate Energy and Pollution program at the World Resources Institute, and directed the Center for Environmental Studies and taught chemistry at Williams College. As a Congressional Science Fellow, he worked on legislation that eliminated the use of CFCs to protect the ozone layer in a cost effective manner, and worked on energy and forestry legislation.

Moomaw currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Earthwatch (a conservation research and education organization), Consensus Building Institute and Clean Air-Cool Planet (addressing climate change and air quality). He recently co-edited with Barbara Baudot a book on population and the environment entitled, People and their Planet: Searching for Balance, and with Lawrence Susskind of MIT and Kevin Galhager, Transboundary Environmental Negotiations. He has also co-edited nine volumes of papers for the Program on Negotiations at Harvard Law School. He is currently working to develop an international reactive nitrogen pollution assessment program. He has also facilitated sessions with negotiators of international treaties, other diplomats and government, business and non-governmental representatives.