Joanna Depledge has been a staff member at Cambridge University since 2003. Her main research interest lies in international climate change politics, and the international climate change negotiations.
Joanna is a former staff member of the UN Climate Change Secretariat. She has also worked as a writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, reporting on climate change, ozone and biodiversity meetings. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the journals Climate Policy and Global Environmental Politics, and manages the Climate Policy blog.
Joanna has taught, supervised and examined on climate change for several courses at Cambridge. She also occasionally teaches at the University of East Anglia.
She holds a PhD from University College London, an MSc (with distinction) in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BSc (first class) in Geography from Cambridge University.
International climate change politics
Global negotiation processes, especially on climate change and ozone
Recent publications (since 2004) include:
Journal articles and book chapter
- Great-power politics, order transition, and climate governance: insights from international relations theory (2013). With Maximilian Terhalle. In Climate Policy, Vol.13, No.5. pp. 572-588
- Raising the Tempo: The Escalating Pace and Intensity of Environmental Negotiations (2012). With Pamela S. Chasek. In Chasek, P. and Wagner, L. (eds) The Roads from Rio: 20 years of global environmental negotiations, Chapter 2. RFF Press/Routledge
- The outcome from Copenhagen: At the limits of global diplomacy (2010). Environmental Policy and Law, Vol. 40, no.1.
- The global climate change regime: A defence (2009) With Farhana Yamin. In Helm, D. and Hepburn, C. (eds) The Economics and Politics of Climate Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press. chapter 21.
- The road less travelled: difficulties in moving between annexes in the climate change regime (2009). Climate Policy. Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 273–287.
- Striving for no: Saudi Arabia in the climate change regime (2008). Global Environmental Politics, Vol.8, no.4, pp.9-35.
- Crafting the Copenhagen Consensus: Some reflections (2008). Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL), Vol. 17, no.2, 154-165.
- A special relationship: Chairpersons and the secretariat in the climate change negotiations (2007). Global Environmental Politics, Vol.7, no.1, pp.45-68.
- The opposite of learning: Ossification in the climate change regime (2006). Global Environmental Politics, Vol.6, no.1, pp.1-22.
- COP/MOP 1 and COP-11: a breakthrough for the climate change regime? (2006). With Michael Grubb. Climate Policy, Vol.5, no.5, pp.553-560.
- Against the grain: The United States and the Global Climate Change Regime (2005).Global Change, Peace and Security, Vol.17, No.1, p11-27.
- 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).