Peter Erickson is a Senior Scientist in the U.S. Center, 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.