Acclimatise Associates

Alan Miller

Alan Miller is a climate finance and policy expert and is an Acclimatise Associate

Alan is an 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, where he served as Principal Climate Change specialist in the Climate Policy & Finance team.  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 and the G20.

Prior to joining the IFC in 2003 he was for six years Climate Change Team Leader at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat 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 (1989-96) and served on the staffs of the World Resources Institute and Natural Resources Defense Council.  He is a lawyer and widely published author and contributor of chapters in multiple books including a leading environmental law textbook. He has taught courses at numerous universities including the University of Michigan and the Maryland, Vermont (summer program), Iowa, American, George Washington, and Duke schools of law. His degrees are from Cornell University (A.B., Government 1971) and University of Michigan (J.D. and M.P.P. 1974).  He was a Fulbright Scholar in Australia (1977) and Japan (1987).