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William Moomow

President of the board

William Moomaw, President of the US board

William Moomaw is Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts. He had a 26-year career in chemistry and environmental studies at Williams College, where he directed the Center for Environmental Studies. He began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at the World Resources Institute in Washington. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. He is currently working on natural solutions to climate change with a focus on increasing carbon dioxide removal and sequestration by forests, wetlands and soils to compliment emission reductions from land-use changes and replacing fossil fuels with zero-carbon renewable energy.

He chairs the board of directors of two climate science and policy organistions, the Climate Group North America and Woods Hole Research Center. He also serves on the boards of directors of The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts, the Consensus Building InstituteEarthwatch Institute, and is on the National Advisory Boards of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Young Voices for the Planet.

He and his wife, Margot, completed a zero net energy home in Williamstown MA in 2007 that produces sufficient solar electricity to meet all of its heating, lighting and appliance requirements while exporting surplus power to the grid. They have recently added more solar panels for a battery-powered electric vehicle meeting their personal RE100 and half of their EV100 goals.