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Miller, Alan S.

Fall 2016

961 Legal Research
​Alan Miller is a lawyer and internationally recognized authority on climate finance and policy. His recent clients include a donor-funded UN project supporting modernization of weather observation systems in 11 African LDCs; a U.S. AID program on the economics of climate change; a World Bank online climate change course and climate legal conference; and a series of papers on climate risk and insurance for the International Finance Corporation (IFC). In December 2013 he retired from the Climate Business Department in the IFC (the private-sector lending arm of the World Bank Group), where he had a leading role in climate policy issues including representing the IFC/WBG in international meetings related to climate change and green growth. Prior to joining the IFC in 2003, he was for six years the climate change team leader at the GEF, an international environmental fund, responsible for managing 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).

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