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Alan Miller

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Alan S. Miller is the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Coordinator and Climate Change Team Leader at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing for sustainable private sector projects in the developing world. In this capacity, Mr. Miller overseas lending to private corporations for global environmental projects. Prior to this position, Mr. Miller was at the GEF, managing approval of clean energy projects (about a $1 billion portfolio including more than 100 projects) and climate policy issues. The GEF is a multilateral financial mechanism that supports developing country implementation of international environmental agreements including the Conventions on Climate Change and Biological Diversity.

Prior to joining the GEF in April 1997, Mr. Miller directed the Center for Global Change at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.  He founded the Center in 1989 as an interdisciplinary, policy-oriented program on global environmental issues. While directing the Center, Mr. Miller also helped establish and served as the first Executive Director of the Renewable Energy Policy Project, a non-profit research organization that works to advance the use of renewable energy technologies. Mr. Miller has also been a member of the staffs of the World Resources Institute (1984-86), the Natural Resources Defense Council (1978-84), where he was lead counsel in litigation that led to the implementation of minimum energy efficiency standards for appliances, and the Environmental Law Institute (1974-77). He was twice a Fulbright Scholar, in Japan (1987) and Australia (1977). Mr. Miller is the author of numerous books and articles including Environmental Regulation: Law, Science and Policy (with R. Percival, C. Schroeder, and J. Leape, 3d. ed. 2000), and Green Gold : Japan, Germany, the United States and the Race for Environmental Technology (with C. Moore, 1994). Among the journals in which his articles have appeared are Technology Review, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Issues in Science and Technology, Environmental Science & Technology, Natural Resources & Environment, and numerous law reviews.

Mr. Miller graduated from Cornell University in 1971 with an A.B. in Government and from the University of Michigan in 1974 with a J.D. and Masterís in Public Policy.


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