Peter Christoff is a political scientist and Associate Professor who teaches in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at the University of Melbourne. He writes mainly on environmental policy, with a current focus on climate change. His most recent books include Globalization and the Environment, co-authored with Robyn Eckersley, and Four Degrees of Global Warming: Australia in a Hot World. He also has worked in government and the not-for-profit sector. He was the Assistant Commissioner for the Environment in Victoria in the late 1980s and early 1990s and has been a member of various government committees including the Board of the Environment Protection Authority (Victoria), the Victorian Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Group, and the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Council on Climate Adaptation. He was Vice President of the Australian Conservation Foundation from 2006 to 2013 and has served on its board since 2000.