Meet William Moomaw, Ph.D.


William Moomaw, Ph.D. was Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (retired in 2014). Dr. Moomaw was founding director of both the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) and Tufts Climate Initiative, and co-founder for the Global Development and Environment Institute. He was a lead author for a number of United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, and was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to the IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.

View the video of Dr. Moomaw's appearance on SftPublic Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations September 13, 2016: How Restorative Development Can Address Climate Change

Dr. Moomaw was a member of a distinguished panel Fracking: The Facts and Issues November 12, 2013, presented by SftPublic and Union of Concerned Scientists.

Dr. Moomaw has worked for decades on legislation in energy, forestry, and ozone layer protection. He was an early innovator in cross-disciplinary training of students to address global environment issues and climate change. His many research contributions included quantitative indicators of environment and development, negotiation strategies for environmental agreements, water and climate change, and technology and policy implications for climate change. He serves on the boards of major organizations, such as The Climate Group, the Consensus Building Institute, the Center for Ecological Technologies, and Soil4Climate.

William Moomaw was an author for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment on Nitrogen and serves on the Integrated Nitrogen Committee of the EPA Science Advisory board. He was the first director of the Climate, Energy and Pollution program at the World Resources Institute, and directed the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College where he held an endowed chair in chemistry.