Richard Hosier is Senior Environmental Specialist on Climate Change in the Global Environmental Coordination Unit of the World Bank. From 2004-2008, he served as the Team Leader for Climate and Chemicals at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat. Prior to joining the GEF Secretariat in 2004, he spent over ten years the Principal Technical Adviser on Climate Change for the United Nations Development Program’s GEF Unit, based in New York. He actively participated in every major meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change from 1994 until 2008. From 1985 until 1993, he served as an Assistant Professor of Energy Management and Policy and International Development and Appropriate Technology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. From 1980 until 1985, he worked for the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on research and planning projects focusing on energy for development in Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. He has worked in over 50 developing countries and published more than 30 refereed journal articles; 50 papers; and four book-length research monographs all focusing on energy for development, natural resource management and climate change.