Alan Hecht

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Alan Hecht "is Director for Sustainable Development, Office of Research and Development, at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He was Associate Director for Sustainable Development at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (2002–2003) and Director of International Environmental Affairs for the National Security Council (2001–2002). He served as the White House coordinator for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. Dr. Hecht was the Deputy Assistant Administrator for International Activities at the EPA (1989–2001). Twice he received EPA's highest award, the Gold Medal, for leading U.S. negotiations for the environmental side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement and for his innovative work on promoting nuclear waste management in Russia. He has recently published articles on sustainable development in Environmental Forum (2003) and Water Policy (2004). He earned a Ph.D. degree at Case Western Reserve University. " [1]

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  1. Alan Hecht, Erb Institute, accessed June 13, 2010.