Harro van Asselt is a researcher with the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is also a research fellow with the EU-based Global Governance Project (Glogov.org). His work focuses on international and European climate change governance, trade and environment issues, and international environmental law. He is working on his doctoral thesis on the fragmentation of global climate governance. He was a visiting researcher at the Department of Value and Decision Science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (2007) and at the Dean Rusk Centre of the University of Georgia School of Law, United States (2008). He holds an LLM (International Law) degree from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Frank Biermann is Professor and head of the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis of the Institute for Environmental Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is also general director of the Netherlands Research School for the Socio-economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE); director of the EU-based Global Governance Project, a network of twelve European research institutions (glogov.org); and chair of the Earth System Governance Project, a ten-year global research program under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change. His most recent publications are Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (2009, edited with B. Siebenhüner); Global Climate Governance Beyond 2012: Architecture, Agency and Adaptation (2010, edited with P. Pattberg and F. Zelli); and International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance (2009, edited with B. Siebenhüner and A. Schreyögg).
Joachim Blatter is Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland). He has published extensively on cross-border cooperation and edited, together with Helen Ingram, Reflections on Water: New Approaches to Transboundary Conflicts and Cooperation (2001). His recent book on governance theory has been awarded the price for the best post-doctoral publication in 2007 by the German Political Science Association and is currently being translated into English. Further fields of research are theories of democracy, transnationalism and dual citizenship. [End Page iii]
Ton Bührs is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Management of Lincoln University, New Zealand. He is the author of Environmental Integration. Our Common Challenge (forthcoming), and co-author (with Robert V. Bartlett) of Environmental Policy in New Zealand. The Politics of Clean and Green? (1993).
Kersty Hobson is a Lecturer in human geography and environmental politics at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University (ANU). Her past research has examined the politics and practices of sustainable consumption, and has been published in journals including Environmental Politics, Social and Cultural Geography and Ethics, Place and Environment. Her current research focuses on methods for examining social responses to climate change, undertaken as part of an ANU multi-disciplinary research project into climate change and society in Australia.
Ronnie D. Lipschutz is Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. During 2009–10, he will be a visiting professor of global political economy at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Miquel Muñoz is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University. His research focuses on the nexus between climate change and renewable energy policies, and on global environmental governance. He has extensive experience on MEA negotiations, having attended over 50 such meetings in five years, as an observer with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services. He is co-author of several academic articles including: Great expectations: understanding Bali and the climate change negotiations process (2008); 4 Steps for Targeted Coherence: A Modular Approach (2008); Tracking Global Environmental Financing: A Proposal (2008); UN 2006 Climate Change Conference: a confidence building step? (2007); Harmonization of renewable electricity feed-in laws in the European Union (2007), and the four editions of REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (2005–2009).
Adil Najam is the Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Global Public Policy at Boston University. He also serves as the Director of the Pardee Center for the Study of...