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Cleo Verkuijl

Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment


Cleo Verkuijl is a Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute, Oxford; a Team Leader and Writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin; a tutor for the University of Edinburgh’s online course, "the Law of Climate Change," and a frequent contributor to Environmental Policy and Law Journal. Professor Verkuijl has attended over 20 UN sustainable development conferences as a writer, researcher and advocate. Her current research focuses mainly on climate change governance, including the UNFCCC negotiations, climate and trade, the politics of fossil fuel subsidy reform, and implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. She has previously worked as a Junior Policy Officer at Climate Action Network International and on EU climate policy in Brussels. She earned her LL.M. with Distinction in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh (UK).
Professor Verkuijl's publications include: From Bali to Marrakech: A Decade of International Climate Negotiations as Told by the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, with J. Allan, R.R. Bhandary, A. Bisiaux, P. Chasek, N. Jones, M. Luomi, A. Schulz, and B. Woods, (eds.) New York: International Institute for Sustainable Development (2017); "Standing Alone or Integrated? How Nationally Determined Contributions Build on Existing Policies," with A. Atteridge, in Climate Policy Special Issue (forthcoming); Aligning fossil fuel production with the Paris Agreement: Insights for the UNFCCC Talanoa Dialogue, with G. Piggot, M. Lazarus, H. van Asselt, and P. Erickson, Stockholm: Stockholm Environment Institute (2018); "Tackling Fossil Fuel Subsidies Through International Trade Agreements: Taking Stock, Looking Forward," with H. van Asselt, T. Moerenhout, L. Casier, and P. Wooders, in Virginia Journal of International Law (forthcoming); "UNFCCC COP 22: After One Great Hill, Many More to Climb," in Environmental Policy and Law 6, vol. 46 (2016); "'Ozone Family' Delivers Landmark Deal for the Climate," with K. Ripley in, Environmental Policy and Law 6, vol. 46 (2016); "HLPF 2016 – Moving from Commitments to Results?", in Environmental Policy and Law 5, vol. 46 (2016); "UNEA-2: The World's 'Parliament of the Environment' Meets," in Environmental Policy and Law 2, vol. 46 (2016).



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  • Sustainable Development


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