Resume of Patrick Moore, Ph.D.
Dr. Patrick Moore is an internationally renowned ecologist and
environmentalist. Beginning his career as an activist/leader in the Greenpeace movement he
now concentrates on collaborative efforts aimed at finding environmental solutions. He
speaks and lectures frequently at universities, community meetings and conferences. As a
public figure and a senior spokesperson for the Forest Alliance of BC he appears on
national television and radio and is often quoted in the press. As Director and
Vice-President, Environment and Government Affairs for Waterfurnace International
1995-1998 he worked to build awareness of the benefits of renewable earth energy
technology. He is an accomplished author and photographer and recently published
"Green Spirit Trees are the Answer", a book on forestry and the
environment. Dr. Moore believes strongly in the multi-stakeholder, consensus-based
approach to resolving conflicts involving environmental, social, and economic issues.In
1991 Dr. Moore founded Greenspirit, a consultancy focusing on environmental policy and
communications in natural resources, biodiversity, energy and climate change.
Retained by IPEX, Canadaa largest manufacturer of PVC, to intervene in the
environmental policy of the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid.
Appeared before the New Zealand Royal Commission on Genetic Modification.
Conducted a two-week tour of Southeast Asia, hosted by the International Service for
Assistance with Agri-Biotech Applications. Led seminars in Bangkok and Jakarta on the
benefits of biotechnology for farmers in developing countries.
Keynote speaker to 1500 members of the Filipino Society of Foresters, hosted by the
Minister for Natural Resources of the Philippines.
Attended, as a featured presenter, the National Transdisciplinary Forum in Basel,
Featured in New Scientist interview as "Dr. Truth". The interview by Michael
Bond sparked tremendous interest and resulted in numerous follow-up articles in the
British and US press.
Produced a 30-minute, broadcast quality video of "Trees are the Answer".
Keynote speaker at many national and international conferences including UBS Warburg,
Agri-Food Canada, Association for Investment Management and Research, and The Institute of
Published "Green Spirit Trees are the Answer", an updated and enlarged
version of "Pacific Spirit The Forest Reborn.
1998 - 1999
Keynote Speaker at many meetings of industry associations and government agencies
including the American Forest and paper Association, the US Geological Survey, the Council
of European Paper Industries, State Forestry Associations in Texas, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, New York, Maine, and Florida, the National Hardwood Lumber Association,
Laurentian University and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
Testified before the US House of Reresentatives Committee on
Resources in Washigton DC. The subject of the hearing was Forest Management, Ecology and
Attended UN Commission for Sustainable Development Intergovernmental Panel on
Forests in Geneva and New York as a delegate from the Forest Alliance of British Columbia.
Retained by BHP Minerals (Canada) Ltd. to author a paper on the environmental
impact of submarine tailings disposal over the 23-year life of the Island Copper Mine on
Sponsored for 30-day lecture and fact-finding tour of Australia by the National
Association of Forest Industries. Lectured throughout the country including Australian
National University in Canberra and Sydney University. Numerous national TV, radio and
print appearances and meetings with State and Commonwealth Ministers. Toured all major
forestry regions including Western Australia and Tasmania.
Advisor to the Canadian Mining Association and the Prospectors and Developers
Association of Canada on the role of biodiversity in environmental policy in the mining
Retained by the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association for annual two-week tours of
countries in Western Europe to brief decision-makers and opinion leaders on forestry and
the environment in Canada.
Published "Pacific Spirit - The Forest Reborn", a hard-bound photo-book
on forests and forestry that dispels many of the myths used by anti-forestry groups. Over
10,000 copies sold to date, mainly in Canada. (ISBN 1-896171-0709)
1995 - present
Joined the Board of Directors of WaterFurnace International, the largest
manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps for residential heating and cooling. Appointed Vice
President, Environment and Government Affairs in March, 1997.
1995 - 1996
Appointed by Lieutenant Governor in Council as Director of the Architectural
Institute of BC. Member of the Environment and Energy Committee.
Retained by Crestbrook Forest Industries to facilitate the process of establishing
an independent, third party environmental audit of forestry operations to verify the claim
that they are conducting their forestry on a sustainable basis as defined by the
state-of-the-art knowledge of the subject.
1993 - 1994
Retained jointly by Westcoast Energy and BC Gas to design a public consultation
process to address greenhouse gas emissions for the natural gas sector in B.C.
1993 - 1994
Retained by BHP Minerals (Canada) to initiate and facilitate the North Island
Round Table - Landfill Proposal. This was a multi-stakeholder, consensus process involving
citizens from all interest groups on northern Vancouver Island.
Member of the GVRD Power Generation Working Group providing recommendations on the
GVRD Air Quality Management Plan.
Contracted to the National Speakers Bureau as a presenter on the subjects of
environment, consensus process, sustainable development, and forest management.
1992 - 1994
Member of the Economic Development and Environment Committee of the Vancouver
Board of Trade.
1991 - Present
Member of the Board of Directors of the Forest Alliance of B.C., a broadly based
industry/citizen coalition dedicated to the maintenance of a healthy forest environment
and economy. Member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Forest Practices
Committee. Consultant to the Forest Alliance on Environmental Policy and Public Process.
1991 - 1992
Consultant to the B.C. Hazardous Waste Management Corporation. Retained to develop
strategic planning process involving public participation to develop a comprehensive
hazardous waste management system for B.C.
1991 - Present
Co-founder of Greenspirit, a consultancy providing advice to industry and
government on sustainable development, environment, and public policy issues.
Appointed to the British Columbia Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.
Served on the committees focusing on education and local round tables.
1990 - 1993
Member of the Aquaculture Advisory Council to the B.C. Minister of Agriculture and
1990 - 1993
Member of the Board of Directors of the B.C. Aquaculture Research and Development
1990 - 1994
Founder and Chairman of the B.C. Carbon Project, an industry - government -
environmental group working to achieve a common understanding of the carbon budget and the
implications of global climate change for B.C. The B.C. Science Council provided a grant
of $145,000 for the project in May, 1991.
1984 - 1991
Founder and President, Quatsino Seafarms Ltd., a family business raising Pacific
salmon for market at Winter Harbour.
1984 - 1991
Member of the Board of Directors of the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association and
President of the Association from 1986-1989.
1971 - 1986
Joined Greenpeace as founding member in 1971 and served as director and
international director until 1986. President of Greenpeace Canada, 1977-1986. Leader of
many Greenpeace campaigns including voyages to save the whales, expeditions to stop the
seal hunt, end uranium mining, protest nuclear warships, halt toxic waste discharges, and
restrict supertanker traffic. Participant in development of environmental policy, the
constitution of Greenpeace International, and strategy for raising mass awareness of
1969 - 1972
Vice-President, Pacific Salmon Society.
1971 - 1973
Director, Western Canada Chapter, Sierra Club.
Graduated from St. George's Private School, Vancouver.
Honours B.Sc. in Forest Biology from University of B.C.
Ford Foundation Fellowship.
Ph.D. in Ecology, Institute of Animal Resource Ecology University of B.C., 1972.
Thesis title "The Administration of Pollution Control in B.C., A Focus on the Mining
Born 1947, Port Alice, B.C.
Third generation British Columbian raised in Winter Harbour on Vancouver Island where his
family has been involved in logging and fishing for many years. Father is W. D. (Bill)
Moore, past president of the B.C. Truck Loggers Association and past president of the
Pacific Logging Congress.