Richard Mott

RICHARD N. MOTT joined Wallace Global Fund in late 2007, and serves as Director for Environment.  Before coming to WGF, Mr. Mott was vice president for international policy at World Wildlife Fund in the United States, having served as treaties officer at WWF-International outside Geneva, Switzerland in 1990.  In these roles he was responsible for managing WWF’s work on climate change, wildlife trade, whaling, toxics, and development assistance.  Prior to his work at WWF, he directed the Atmospheric Pollution Program at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC, and served as a judicial clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Mr. Mott received his B.S. from Tulane University in 1981 with distinction for an honors thesis in subtropical plant ecology.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon in 1985, where he was associate editor of the Oregon Law Review, with specialties in ocean and coastal law, and natural resources law.  He has published in various academic journals on topics ranging from NEPA law to air pollution policy, with articles in the popular press on biodiversity, climate change, whaling, and other environmental issues.


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