Alan Miller is a lawyer and internationally recognized authority on climate finance and policy. He recently retired from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector lending arm of the World Bank Group (WBG), where he served as principal climate change specialist in the Climate Business Department. His responsibilities included representing the IFC/WBG in international forums focused on climate change and green growth, including meetings of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, G8, and G20. Prior to joining the IFC in 2003, he was for six years the climate change team leader at the Global Environment Facility Secretariat and was responsible for managing policies and approval of more than $1 billion in donor funding for clean energy projects in more than 70 developing countries. He previously created and directed the Center for Global Change at the University of Maryland (1989-1996) and served on the staffs of the World Resources Institute and Natural Resources Defense Council. His degrees are from Cornell University (AB, government, 1971) and University of Michigan (JD and MPP, 1974). He was a Fulbright Scholar in Australia (1977) and Japan (1987).