Janet Peace is the Vice President of Markets and Business Strategy at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. In this role she manages the Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC), the largest US-based association of companies devoted to climate-related policy and corporate strategies. The BELC includes 44 mainly Fortune 500 companies with combined revenues of over $2 trillion and over 4 million employees. In addition, she manages the Center's engagement in the Offset Quality Initiative, a multi-group effort to address a key climate policy element believed by the Center to be necessary for a credible and robust carbon market.
To the climate change topic, Dr. Peace brings 20 years and a wide spectrum of experience on environmental issues. Prior to taking on the Director role at Pew, Dr. Peace was the Senior Economist with the Center, providing economic analysis of climate policy at the International, National, and State level. Before coming to Pew, Dr. Peace was the Director of Offsets Development and Industry Relations with a Canadian non-profit group, Climate Change Central. Here she worked on issues related to implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, including the assessment of cost effective, alternative policies that were politically feasible for industry and all levels of government. Working with Canadian stakeholders, she was a founding Chair of the National Offsets Quantification Team – an intergovernmental /industry group currently developing standardized offset quantification protocols for use in the Canadian offset program. In addition, she has taught environmental and natural resource economics at the University of Calgary, has worked as a resource specialist with the U.S. General Accounting Office and worked for a number of years as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Dr. Peace holds an MS and PhD in Economics and an undergraduate degree in Geology.