Jessica F. Green joins the School of the Environment and the Department of Political Science in a new cross-appointment

July 23, 2018 by Kiran Champatsingh

We are delighted to announce that Jessica F. Green joined the School of the Environment on July 1, 2018 as an Associate Professor in the new cross-appointment in Global Environmental Politics and International Relations with the Department of Political Science. “With a background in both Political Science and Environmental Studies, she will be another terrific addition to the school,” says former School Director Kimberly Strong.

Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Dr. Green was an Associate Professor in Environmental Studies at New York University. Her research focuses on transnational private regulation and its interactions with public forms of authority. More broadly, she is interested in the ways that global institutions, both public and private, can provide public goods, particularly in the area of environment.

In 2017, Professor Green received the Emerging Young Scholar Award from APSA’s Science Technology and Environmental Policy Section. Her book, Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance, was published by Princeton University Press in January 2014, and received the 2015 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best the book in environmental politics from the International Studies Association, the 2015 Lynton Keith Caldwell Award from the American Political Science Association, and the Levine Prize.

Dr. Green holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, a Master of Public Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.

Email Address: or follow her @greenprofgreen

Recent Publications:

Policy Entrepreneurship in Climate Governance: Toward a Comparative Approach.” Environment and Planning C. Forthcoming.

Reversing the Marginalization of Global Environmental Politics in International Relations: An Opportunity for the Discipline, PS: Political Science and Politics (with Thomas Hale) (2017)

Don’t Link Carbon MarketsNature (2017)

Transnational Delegation in Global Environmental Governance: When do non-state actors govern? Regulation and Governance (2017)

Blurred Lines: Public-Private Interactions in Carbon RegulationsInternational Interactions (2017)

Unbundling the Regime Complex: The Effects of Private Authority, Transnational Environmental Law (with Graeme Auld) (2017)