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Contributors Steinar Andresen is a research professor with the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, and a faculty member of the Global Governance Project. He was a visiting research fellow at the University of Washington, United States, from 1987 to 1988; a part-time senior research fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, from 1994 to 1996; a visiting research fellow at Princeton University, United States, from 1997 to 1998; and a professor with the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, from 2002 to 2006. He was also research director of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute from 1992 to 1997. He has published extensively on international environmental politics. Karin Bäckstrand is an associate professor (tenured) of political science, Lund University, Sweden, and a faculty member of the Global Governance Project. Her research interests are global environmental politics and the role of scientific expertise in environmental negotiations. Her dissertation explored the role of scientific advice and dominant framings of risk and scientific uncertainty in transboundary air pollution diplomacy. Her postdoctoral work examined the normative dimension of scientific expertise, encapsulated in calls for public participation in scientific decision making. Her research has been published in Environmental Politics and Global Environmental Politics as well as in chapters in international book volumes. She teaches at the Department of Political Science and at the Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies, where she has developed and taught a range of courses in environmental politics since 1997. Steffen Bauer is a senior researcher with the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany, a research analyst with the German Advisory Council on Global Change, and Germany’s science and technology correspondent to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. He is a founding member of the Global Governance Project, where he coordinated the research group Managers of Global Change (MANUS). He specializes in international organization and global environmental governance, with a focus on the United Nations, and has published widely on international bureaucracies, sustainable development, global environmental governance, and the security and development implications of global climate change. He is coeditor (with Frank Biermann) of A World Environment Organization: Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental Governance? (Ashgate 2005) and (with Imme Scholz) Adaptation to 286 Contributors Climate Change in Southern Africa: New Boundaries for Development (Earthscan 2010). He holds a PhD magna cum laude in political science from the Freie Universität Berlin. Frank Biermann is the founder and director of the Global Governance Project. He is professor of political science and professor of environmental policy sciences at the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and visiting professor of earth system governance at Lund University, Sweden. He specializes in global environmental governance with an emphasis on climate negotiations, UN reform, global adaptation governance, public-private governance mechanisms, the role of science, and North-South relations. Biermann holds a number of research management positions, including head of the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the VU University Amsterdam and director-general of the Netherlands Research School for Socioeconomic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE), a national research network of nine research institutes with 150 scientists and four hundred PhD students. Biermann is also the founding chair of the annual series of Berlin Conferences on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change and the chair of the Earth System Governance Project, a ten-year core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change launched in 2009. Harriet Bulkeley is professor of geography, energy, and environment at the Department of Geography, and deputy director of the Durham Energy Institute, Durham University, United Kingdom. Her research interests are in the nature and politics of environmental governance, and she focuses on policy processes, climate change, and urban sustainability. She is coauthor (with Michele M. Betsill) of Cities and Climate Change (Routledge 2003) and (with Peter Newell) of Governing Climate Change (Routledge 2010), and coeditor (with Vanesa Castan-Broto, Mike Hodson, and Simon Marvin) of Cities and Low Carbon Transitions (Routledge 2011). She is an editor of Environment and Planning C, and from 2008 to 2011 was editor of Policy and Governance for WIREs Climate Change. She currently holds a Climate Change Leadership Fellowship, “Urban Transitions: Climate Change, Global Cities, and the Transformation of Sociotechnical Systems,” from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council. In 2007, Bulkeley was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in recognition of her research in this field, under which she is currently examining the governing of climate change beyond the state in the United...


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  • Environmental policy -- International cooperation.
  • Environmental responsiblity -- International cooperaiton.
  • Global environmental changes.
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