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Andrew Steer

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Former Special Envoy for Climate Change
Andrew was Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank until June 2012. He is currently the President, World Resources Institute. Before joining the World Bank in 2010, he was Director General, Policy and Research, at the UK Department of International Development (DFID) in London. In earlier years at the Bank he held a number of positions including Country Director for Indonesia and Vietnam, Director of the Environment Department, and Staff Director of the 1992 World Development report on Environment and Development, the Bank’s Flagship report to the Rio Earth Summit. Andrew has three decades of experience working on development issues at the country level in Africa and Asia, and on global development issues. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, has written widely on development issues and has taught Economics at several universities.