Gus Speth


James Gustave (Gus) Speth, is Professor of Law at Vermont Law School as well as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. Throughout his career, he has provided leadership and entrepreneurial initiatives to many organizations to combat environmental degradation, including the President’s Task Force on Global Resources and Environment, the Western Hemisphere Dialogue on Environment and Development, and the National Commission on the Environment. He served as Dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Professor in the Practice of Environmental Policy until 2009. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Speth served as administrator of the United Nations Development Program and chair of the U.N. Development Group.