Keynote: Protecting Environmental Rights through International Grievance Mechanisms?


Susan Park is Professor of Global Governance in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and a fellow of the Sydney Environment Institute. She focuses on how state and non-state actors seek to influence International Organisations like the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and global governance more broadly to become greener and more accountable. Susan has published in numerous journals, and her most recent book with Cambridge University Press is International Organisations: Theories and Explanations. She recently published an edited collection with Dr Teresa Kramarz called Global Environmental Governance and the Accountability Trap(MIT Press, 2019). She is an Associate Editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics and is Co-Convenor with Dr Kramarz (University of Toronto) of the Earth Systems Governance (ESG) Task Force ‘Accountability in Global Environmental Governance.’ She is a Senior Hans Fischer Fellow at the Technical University of Munich (2019-2022), a Senior Research Fellow of the ESG, an affiliated Faculty member of the Environmental Governance Lab at the University of Toronto, and an external associate at Warwick University. She has held visiting fellowships at the London School of Economics, Oxford University, George Washington University, and the Centennial Centre in Washington DC.


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