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Peter King, Thailand


Dr. Peter King has been an avid environmentalist since undergraduate days at Melbourne University (Bachelors in Agricultural Science) and it has remained an abiding passion for more than 40 years.  He started his career in the Soil Conservation Authority in the state of Victoria and became the Land Studies Coordinator in Victoria’s first Ministry for Conservation. He was one of the first graduates from the Masters degree in Environmental Science programme at Monash University in 1977. He spent some time at the Environment and Policy Institute, East West Center in Hawaii and then set up his own environmental consulting company. Following some successful work for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a consultant in the period 1984-88, he started work with the ADB in March 1991 as an Environment Specialist in the Office of Environment. He established a sound reputation as ADB’s leading natural resources management (“green”) expert, with personal responsibility for over 50 loan and TA projects. In 1998, he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science) degree from Murdoch University in Perth, with a thesis entitled “Integrated Economic and Environmental Planning at the Subnational Level in Asia.” In 2005, he took early retirement from ADB and is currently a Senior Policy Advisor for the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies in Bangkok, heads the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network secretariat, is a member of the Climate Change Asia Coordination Group, was Team Leader, Adaptation Project Preparation and Finance on the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project, and is a Coordinating Lead Author for the Global Environment Outlook (GEO). Dr. King has contributed to TechCast from the outset, attempting to look at future technologies through an environmental lens.
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