William R. Moomaw Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus, Tufts University; Center for International Environmental & Resource Policy, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
  • Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Woodwell Climate
William Moomaw

Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Dr. Bill Moomaw was also founding director of the Tufts Institute of the Environment, Tufts Climate Initiative, and co-founder of the Global Development and Environment Institute.

His research interests include increasing the role of forests and wetlands to achieve climate goals, energy technology and policies that address climate change, water and climate change, economics and geochemistry of the nitrogen cycle, sustainable development, and negotiation strategies for environmental agreements.

Dr. Moomaw has been a lead author of five major Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. As a Science Fellow, he worked in the U.S. Senate on energy and forestry legislation and on legislation that eliminated American use of CFCs in spray cans to protect the ozone layer. He was the first director of the climate program at the World Resources Institute in 1988 where he met board member, George Woodwell. He has been elected an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow.

He is the past chair of the Woodwell Climate board, and currently serves on the boards of The Climate Group, Earthwatch Institute, Center for Ecological Technologies, and the Consensus Building Institute. He graduated from Williams College and holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT.