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; 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.