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Philip Angell

Editor-in-Chief, World Resources Report (WRR)

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Philip Angell is the Editor-in-Chief of the World Resources Report (WRR). He was also the Editor of the previous WRR, `World Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience' focussing on the links between environment and poverty, and the impact of climate change. Angell has a long record of involvement in environmental policy issues in both the public and private sector. He served in senior posts at the Environmental Protection Agency, since it was established in 1970. He was Special Assistant to the Agency’s first two Administrators, William Ruckelshaus and Russell Train. He served as Chief of Staff to Ruckelshaus during his second terms as Administrator from 1983-1985. He also served as Senior Counselor to Michael Leavitt when he headed EPA in 2004. Angell assisted William Ruckelshaus in his position as the U.S. member of the United Nations Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission). He also attended the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972 as staff to the U.S. Delegation. Angell has been involved with the World Resources Institute in a number of positions since 2001: In addition to his involvement in the last two editions of the World Resources Report, he has served as acting director of External Affairs and advisor to WRI senior staff.