Peter Goldmark

Director of the US Climate and Air Program for Environmental Defense

Peter Goldmark speaker, keynote speech, conferences

Peter Goldmark currently directs the Climate and Air program for Environmental Defense. Previously, he was the Chairman and CEO of the International Herald Tribune.

Peter Goldmark is a public servant who writes, speaks, and acts in the public arena on the central problems of our time:  the environmental crisis; the dangers of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; the economic quagmire in which most of the western world finds itself; and the paralyzing political divisions in the US.   The purpose of this website is to give you access to his thinking and writing.

Peter Goldmark’s career has included leadership positions in governmental, philanthropic, news and environmental organizations. Goldmark retired in 2010 as director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s climate and air program. He served previously as chairman and CEO of the International Herald Tribune, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, budget director for the State of New York, and Secretary of Human Services of Massachusetts. The range reflected in these positions means he has been worked as advocate on a range of causes, policy analyst, executive and manager budget maker and budget cutter, service provider, and funder of social change and innovation.

Peter Goldmark was selected for responsible positions in government at a young age:  he served as Ass’t Director of the Budget of New York City at 27 and Chief of Staff to Mayor John Lindsay at 29.  At age 30 he was named head of the Massachusetts Department of Human Services at age 30. He served as budget director of the State of New York under Governor Hugh L. Carey from 1975 to 1977 where he was credited with being one of the central architects of the financial rescue of both the state and New York City. In the summer of 1977 he was appointed head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey where he served for eight years, where he was credited with “having transformed a sluggish bistate agency into an energetic vehicle for regional economic improvement.”

Currently, Peter Goldmark talks in depth about the current political, social and economical implications of climate change and global warming. He offers audiences the benefit of his considerable expertise and shows organizations ways in which they can balance economic growth and help to maintain a healthy environment.