Peter Cook

Professor,
Earth Sciences,
University of Melbourne

Peter Cook

Professor Cook is one of Australia’s foremost scientists and technology leaders in the areas of energy, greenhouse technology and sustainability. He is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, a company Director, consultant, senior advisor and author. He was an IPCC Coordinating Lead Author and in this role was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007.

Professor Cook has been a consultant and adviser on resource and energy issues in Australia, Finland, Greece, Germany, Japan, Netherlands and Portugal. He has been a consultant to NASA, various national governments, and a range of companies, and has served on Boards and Advisory Boards in Australia, the UK and for international bodies.

Professor Cook has occupied a number of senior executive positions during his career: In 2003, following five years as the Executive Director of the Petroleum Cooperative Research Centre, he initiated the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) and served as its Chief Executive until 2011.

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