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Dr Joanna Depledge

Dr Joanna Depledge

Affiliated Lecturer, POLIS

Editor, Climate Policy Journal

Subject groups/Research projects

Biodiversity in the Future Earth:

Research Interests

Joanna's main research interest lies in global climate change politics, especially the intergovernmental negotiation process and global environmental negotiations more broadly. As well as teaching and examining on several courses at Cambridge and elsewhere, I am Editor of the journal Climate Policy (  I have been following the climate negotiations for the past 20 years, publishing widely on climate change issues, as well as on other environmental topics.  Prior to my academic career, I worked for the UN Climate Change Secretariat, as well as for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, reporting on climate change, ozone and biodiversity meetings. 

Key Publications


The organization of global negotiations: Constructing the climate change regime (Earthscan, 2005).

The international climate change regime: A guide to rules, institutions and procedures.  With Farhana Yamin (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Most recent journal articles and book chapters

Foundations for the Paris Agreement.  Chapter 2 in Klein, D., Doelle, M., Carazo, P. and Bulmer, J. (eds), The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and Commentary, Oxford University Press (2017, forthcoming)

Climate policy after the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, Editorial. With Vinalues, J., Reiner, D.M. and Lees, E. In Climate Policy Special Issue on the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, Vol. 17, 1, pp. 1-8.

The Paris Agreement: A Significant Landmark on the Road to a Climatically Safe World (2016). In Chinese Journal of Urban and Environmental Studies, Vol. 04, No. 01, doi:0.1142/S2345748116500111

Climate change negotiations: Pushing Diplomacy to Its Limits (2016), Chapter 16 in Bayne, N. and Woolcock, S., The New Economic Diplomacy, 4th Edition. Decision-making and negotiation in international economic relations. Routledge 

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