Peter Lallas joined the GEF Secretariat in March 2014 as adviser and part of the management team in the Front Office.
Previously, Peter served as Executive Secretary of the World Bank Inspection Panel (since January 2007), which provides an independent forum for people and communities around the world to raise concerns about the environmental and social impacts of projects funded by the World Bank. Peter also served as expert adviser on international and environmental policy and law to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, and as Director of the International Environmental Law Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in Washington, D.C., where he worked for many years on global environmental treaties and other initiatives.
From 1986-1989, Peter worked in the Directorate-General of Environment and Consumer Protection of the European Commission in Brussels, and in a Brussels practice in international and European Community law.
Peter has a JD from Harvard University Law School (1986) and a BA in Economics from Stanford University (1981). Over the years, he has taught courses in international environmental policy and law as adjunct professor and lecturer at several universities, including Georgetown and Stanford University in Washington DC.
He has authored and co-authored a number of publications in these fields, and has been honored many times for his work on global environmental initiatives and cooperation.