Peter Erickson is an affiliated researcher at SEI US, based in the Seattle office.
Peter’s research focuses on climate change policy, with particular interests in the role of offsets in cap-and-trade programs, contribution of consumption and behaviour change to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, industrial policy, and cities.
Current and recent projects include the development of a greenhouse gas tracking framework for a major U.S. metropolitan area (Seattle); a study on the quality and quantity of potential greenhouse gas offsets in the United States; a study on the role of international offsets in global climate mitigation; and a long-term emission reduction scenario for sustainable consumption and production in the United States.
Peter joined SEI in 2008 after 8 years consulting on environmental issues for cities and states throughout the United States. He received a B.A. from Carleton College in 1998, with a major in geology and extensive studies in mathematics.