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Alden Meyer, director of government relations for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a leading expert and participant in national and international negotiations on global climate change, will deliver the annual John and Muriel Landis Lecture at Lafayette College at 8 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the auditorium of Lafayette College’s Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

Meyer’s talk on the status and challenges of the climate-change negotiations is free and open to the public. Established by Trustee Emeritus John Landis, a member of Lafayette’s Class of 1939, the Landis Lectureship focuses on issues of technology and international cooperation.

Meyer will draw on his direct involvement in these negotiations to provide insight into the specific issues and perspectives represented at the international negotiations, the debate on the Kyoto Protocol in the U.S. Senate and the public, and how the U.S. could meet the emission reduction targets.

From Rio to Berlin, to Kyoto, Nairobi and Geneva, Meyer has participated in every major climate treaty negotiation since arriving at UCS in 1989. As director of government relations, he uses his extensive experience to lead the organization’s policy and advocacy work on global warming and to provide political and strategic guidance for advocacy efforts on all UCS issues.

Meyer also works on national energy policy, including the current heated debate over restructuring the U.S. electricity industry. He chairs the U.S. Climate Action Network (a consortium of environmental and sustainable energy groups) and serves on two Department of Energy advisory committees. Cited widely on global warming, he appears regularly on network news programs and in newspapers such as The New York Times and Washington Post.

A former executive director of four national organizations, Meyer has testified before Congress on energy issues and written numerous articles on climate change, energy policy, electric utilities, and nuclear power for both environmental and general-interest publications. Meyer has many reasons for devoting himself to these rewarding, but often difficult, tasks — one of the most important being his wish to leave his two-year-old daughter a climate and a world worth living in.

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