Patron - global policy
William R. Moomaw is Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. Bill has worked at the intersection of global change and Earth systems science and policy, advocating for international sustainable development. Bill has conducted research in sustainable development, renewable energy, trade and environment, technology and policy implications for climate change, water and climate change, economics and geochemistry of the nitrogen cycle, biodiversity, and negotiation strategies for environmental agreements. He is a committed proponent of proforestation (strict forest conservation, especially of old-growth forests).
As an American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Science Fellow, Bill worked on energy and forestry legislation and on legislation that eliminated American use of CFCs in spray cans to protect the ozone layer. Moomaw also founded the Tufts Climate Initiative and co-founded the Global Development and Environment Institute, and has served on the boards of The Climate Group, Clean Air-Cool Planet, Earthwatch Institute, Center for Ecological Technologies, Woods Hole Research Center, and the Consensus Building Institute. He remains an active advocate and commentator, regularly giving expert testimony in the U.S. Congress and for the European Union on old-growth forests and the unsustainability of biomass energy. Bill was also a lead author for chapters of several IPCC reports, including the Nobel-Prize-winning 2007 report.