About ICF
Peter Schultz
Vice President, Climate Adaptation and Resilience
Peter helps companies and governments understand and address climate risks through science-based solutions with over 25 years of experience.

With more than 25 years of experience, Peter is a specialist in climate and global change research, management, decision support, and communication. He analyzes the impacts of climate change on a broad array of sectors and helps clients prepare for the threats and opportunities presented by climate change. His work addresses a range of climate adaptation issues, spanning energy, transportation, health, conflict, monitoring and evaluation, mining, park and military facilities, and global economics. Peter is committed to the principles articulated by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure.

In addition to his work for the private sector, Peter manages and contributes to projects on climate-resilient development for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He also works on coastal energy impacts for the Department of Energy and Department of Defense, multi-sectoral impacts for the Environmental Protection Agency, and undertakes climate risk screening for the World Bank. Peter recently authored the international chapter in the U.S. National Climate Assessment.

Peter supports the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) as a project manager, coordinating U.S. climate research, decision support, assessment, and communication. Before joining us more than a decade ago, he served as the USGCRP office director.

Peter researches and publishes articles on climate and carbon cycle modeling, climate change economics, and remote sensing of vegetation. His informal education and communication expertise stems from his work on climate change exhibitions and other communication modalities. In addition to his current role, he also leads and contributes to the framing and development of dozens of global change assessments at the National Research Council and U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Peter holds a Ph.D., a master’s in Geosciences from Pennsylvania State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

"Guided by science, we can make better climate-related decisions."
Areas of expertise
Education
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University B.S., Geology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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The need for a US national climate adaptation strategy
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Opportunities to enhance federal government climate resilience
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Coping with COVID-19 and heat waves
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Climate action for regions, cities, and businesses: Moving from pledge to implementation
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Navigating the complex ecosystem of climate-resilient financing
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