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Professor Dr. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger


Professor Dr. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger PhD ad eund (Cantab), DPhil (Oxon), MEM (Yale), BCL & LLB (McGill), BA Hons (Carl/UVic) FRSC FRSA WIJA is an award-winning expert jurist and professor of law and governance on sustainable development. She serves as the Chair in Sustainable Development Law and Policy at the University of Cambridge. Professor Cordonier Segger has years of experience advising the UN, international organizations, and nations on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. She is the Senior Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development, Executive Secretary of the Climate Law and Governance Initiative for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Chair of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s Biodiversity Law and Governance Initiative.


She is also Fellow in Law/LLM DoS for Lucy Cavendish College, co-founder of Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance and Centre for Climate Change Engagement, Affiliated Fellow of Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and laureate of the Justitia Fundamentum and other honors. She has published 24 books and over 160 papers, edits a series of volumes on international treaty regimes for sustainable development with Cambridge University Press, and serves on editorial/review boards of five international law journals, having co-founded three.