Peter Wooders

Senior Director, Energy

Peter Wooders is IISD's Senior Director, Energy. Based in Geneva, he has 20 years’ experience across the energy sector, with a particular specialization in electricity generation. Peter’s skills include the ability to analyze complex problems: he has developed a range of computer models including a suite of carbon market simulations covering both the EU and Kyoto systems.

Peter currently contributes to various IISD’s programs, including Trade & Climate Change, notably Border Carbon Adjustment and the GHG impacts of possible Environmental Goods & Services agreements; Global Subsidies Initiative (fossil fuels and bio-fuels); Post-2012 Architecture of GHG Agreements; Carbon Markets and Climate Change Adaptation.Initially trained as an engineer, Peter first worked in technology research with British Gas. He then spent 15 years as an Energy & Environment consultant, working on issues from energy efficiency in Hungary to the cost-benefit analysis of clean air policies in Egypt to the economics of nuclear waste disposition in the UK. His clients have included the World Bank, EBRD, various European Commission departments and a wide range of private sector companies.

Additional information

Areas of expertise
Climate Change Mitigation
Air Quality
Border Carbon Adjustment
Carbon Markets
Energy Management
Greenhouse Gas Impacts on Environmental Goods and Services Agreements
Staff type
Senior Management
Master of Science – Environmental Technology, Imperial College, 1994
Bachelor of Engineering, Cambridge University, 1988