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Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger is an Affiliated Fellow of the Centre; Senior Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) in Montreal, Canada; Executive Secretary of the Climate Law and Governance Initiative (CLGI); and a Full Professor of Law for the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Prof Cordonier Segger provides legal advice on the implementation of international treaties on sustainable development to the United Nations and through the UN and CISDL, to governments in Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. She previously served as Senior Legal Expert and Head of the Economic Growth and Trade Department with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Rome, Italy, as Senior Legal Advisor to the Presidency of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change CoP22, as General Counsel to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance near Geneva, Switzerland; as Senior Director of Research, Sustainable Prosperity and as Assistant Director of International Affairs, Natural Resources Canada in Ottawa, Canada. She serves as Visiting Professor at the University of Chile Faculty of Law; as co-editor of the Cambridge University Press Series on Implementing Treaties on Sustainable Development; as chair of the World Bank Law Justice and Development Forum’s Thematic Working Group on Environment and Natural Resources Law; and as Rapporteur of the International Law Association’s Committee on Sustainable Development of Natural Resources. She is a Member of the Board of the International Law Association (Canadian Branch) and the Hon CD Gonthier Legacy Commission; chairs the International Law on Sustainable Development Partnership under the auspices of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, is a Councillor of the World Future Council, and lectures in several university law faculties.

She has authored or edited over one hundred and forty publications, including twenty books in five languages such as: Sustainable Development in International Courts and Tribunals (Routledge, 2017) with H.E. Judge C.G. Weeramantry, Sustainable Development in World Investment Law (Wolters Kluwer, 2010) and Sustainable Development in World Trade Law (Kluwer Law International, 2005) with Dr M. Gehring; Sustainable Development Law: Principles, Practices and Prospects (Oxford University Press, 2004) with A. Khalfan; and Sustainable Justice: Reconciling Economic, Social and Environmental Law (Martinus Nijhoff, 2004) with H.E. Judge C.G. Weeramantry. Her present research focuses on international law on climate change, sustainable development in global and regional trade and investment law, legal preparedness for the green economy, legal aspects of sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources, and questions of law, governance and inter-actional regimes.

Email: mccs2@cam.ac.uk
Telephone: (0)1223 7 48988