As director of international media relations and public affairs for the Templeton Prize, Lehr has worked with some of the leading scientists of our time including:
Lehr has also handled media relations for various scientific symposia including:
As director of international media relations and public affairs for The Templeton Prize, Lehr has worked with some of the most influential spiritual leaders, philosophers, and theologians of our time including:
Lehr serves as advisor and communications consultant for more than 30 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which are affiliated with various environmental alliances engaged in the United Nations climate change negotiations including:
Lehr’s expertise centers on agriculture, forestry and land use, in particular the mechanism known as REDD+ which aims to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. It also includes broader issues of global ethics and equity in climate policy. Lehr has attended the United Nations climate change negotiations since the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) in Montreal in 2005.
He is also currently a media relations and public affairs consultant for the CGIAR Development Dialogues and the CIFOR Colloquium on Forests and Climate, events being held in parallel with the UN Climate Summit and UN General Assembly meetings during Climate Week NYC, September 22-28, 2014.
Lehr has served since 1989 as a communications advisor for the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University and has participated in several of its conferences since it was founded after the landmark Religions of the World and Ecology conference series at Harvard in 1988-1989. The conferences involved the direct participation and collaboration of some eight hundred scholars, religious leaders and environmental specialists from around the world.
He also developed and implemented communications strategies for climate ethicist Don Brown at the Collaborative Program on the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change at Penn State University (now at Widener University), and for the Australian Koala Foundation, Brisbane.