Thomas L. Brewer
Thomas L. Brewer is a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva; he is also Convener of the E15 group on Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System, as well as member of the E15 group on Global Trade and Investment Architecture.
His current research focuses on the intersections of climate change issues with international trade, investment and technology transfer issues. He has developed a proposal for an Arctic Black Carbon (ABC) agreement, which is discussed in an ICTSD policy paper and in an associated blog and article for ICTSD.
He was a Lead Author of the chapter on International Cooperation in the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He was a participant in a workshop in July 2015 in Beijing on “Bilateral Cooperation between China and the United States: Facilitating Progress on Climate-Change Policy." The workshop was co-organized by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and the Chinese National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation.
He has had recurring short-term appointments as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University in the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment, and he has been a Schöller Foundation Senior Research Fellow at Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg, Germany. He is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, and an emeritus faculty member of Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
He is the author of a Cambridge University Press book published in 2014: The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business and Public Responses to Climate Change. He is the editor and author of the introduction to a symposium on climate-and-trade issues in the refereed journal The World Economy. His other publications include articles in the refereed journals Climate Policy and Energy Policy, as well as chapters in books published by the Brookings Institution, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and other leading publishers. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).