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Alan Miller is an internationally recognized authority on climate finance and policy. His clients include the United Nations Development Programme, US AID, and the World Bank. In January 2014 he retired after 16 years working on climate change issues for the World Bank Group (WBG) including 10 years for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector lending arm of the Bank, and 6 years at the Global Environment Facility (GEF). His responsibilities included representing the IFC/WBG in international forums focused on climate change and green growth including meetings of the UN Climate Convention and the G20. At the GEF he was the Climate Change Team Leader and was responsible for managing policies and approval of over $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 and served on the staff of the World Resources Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is a lawyer and widely published author and contributor of chapters in multiple books and has taught courses at numerous universities.
With Stacy Swann, Laurence Blandford, Sheldon Cheng, Jonathan Cook, and Rhona Barr, Public International Funding of Nature-Based Solutions for Adaptation: A Landscape Assessment,” (World Resources Institute Working Paper, March 2021)
Co-author, “ELI and the Greatest Treaty Ever,” The Environmental Forum, May/June 2021, https://www.eli.org/the-environmental-forum/eli-and-greatest-treaty-ever
Contributing author, Scaling Up Climate Finance in the Context of COVID-19, publication of the Green Climate Fund, May 2021
With Durwood Zaelke and Stephen O. Andersen, Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now! Changemakers Books, Hunt Publishing (April 2021)
Business and Financial Implications of Climate Change – A Growing Reality, chapter in Sustainability: Business and Investment Implications, forthcoming from World Scientific (2022)
BA, Cornell University (government)
JD, University of Michigan Law School
MPP, University of Michigan