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William Moomaw

William Moomaw is Professor of International Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Through June 2013 he also directed Fletcher's Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, which he founded in 1992. He serves on the Boards of several organizations that work on climate change, conservation, and consensus building. He is a chemist turned policy scientist with a Ph.D. from MIT, whose research focuses on integrating science and technology into international agreements. His scholarly and policy research focuses on mitigation and adaptation to climate change, forestry, nitrogen pollution, and energy and water policy. He has been a lead author on five Intergovernmental Panels on Climate Change reports, most recently as a coordinating lead author of the newest report on the role of renewable energy in addressing climate change. He is also a co-author of reports on forest financing, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and has prepared policy papers for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat. He is currently working on a book on forest diplomacy. He is the Director of Faculty of the International Programme in the Management of Sustainability held annually in The Netherlands, and served on the Integrated Nitrogen Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board.

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Professor of International Environmental Policy








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(617) 627-2732

The Fletcher School
Cabot Suite 509
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155


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