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Jessica F. Green

University of Toronto
Email [at] utoronto [period/dot] ca

Jessica Green is a professor at the University of Toronto, studying the global politics of climate change, carbon markets, fossil fuel companies and the role of non-state actors. She is interested in the political obstacles to decarbonization and the political processes that can help overcome them.

Jessica Green’s website.


Jessica F. Green. Forthcoming. “Climate Change Governance: Past, Present and (hopefully) Future.” In The Future of Global Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming).

Jessica F. Green. Forthcoming. “Greenhouse Gas Accounting and the Dynamics of Global Administrative Law,” (Forthcoming).

Jessica F. Green. 2021. “Does carbon pricing reduce emissions? A review of ex-post analyses,” Environmental Research Letters (March 2021).

Jessica F. Green. 2021. “Beyond Carbon Pricing: Tax Reform is Climate Policy,” Global Policy (February 2021).

Jessica F. Green, Jeff Colgan, & Thomas N. Hale. 2021. “Asset Revaluation and the Existential Politics of Climate Change,” International Organization (2021).

Jessica F. Green. 2020. “Less Talk More Walk: Why Climate Change Demands Activism in the Academy,” Daedalus (2020).

Ronald B. Mitchell et al. 2020. “What We Know (and Could Know) about International Environmental Agreements,” Global Environmental Politics (February 2020).

Jessica F. Green. 2018. “Transnational Delegation in Global Environmental Governance: When do non-state actors govern?” Regulation and Governance (June 2018).

Jessica F. Green. 2018. “From Green to REDD: Protean Power and the Politics of Carbon Sinks.” In Protean Power: Exploring the Unexpected in World Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (January 2018).

Jessica F. Green. 2017. “Blurred Lines: Public-Private Interactions in Carbon Regulations,” International Interactions (2017).

Jessica F. Green. 2017. “Policy entrepreneurship in climate governance: Toward a comparative approach,” Environment and Planning C (October 2017).

Jessica F. Green. 2017. “The Strength of Weakness: Pseudo-Clubs in the Climate Regime,” Climatic Change (September 2017).

Jessica F. Green & Thomas N. Hale. 2017. “Reversing the Marginalization of Global Environmental Politics in International Relations: An Opportunity for the Discipline,” Political Science and Politics (April 2017).

Jessica F. Green. 2017. “Don’t Link Carbon Markets,” Nature (March 2017).

Jessica F. Green, Thomas Sterner, & Gernot Wagner. 2014. “A balance of bottom-up and top-down in linking climate policies,” Nature Climate Change (December 2014).

Jessica F. Green. 2014. “Order out of Chaos: Publica and Private Rules for Managing Carbon,” Global Environmental Politics (January 2014).

Jessica F. Green & Jeff Colgan. 2013. “Protecting Sovereignty, Protecting the Planet: State Delegation to International Organizations and Private Actors in Environmental Politics,” Governance (July 2013).

Jessica F. Green. 2010. “Private Standards in the Climate Regime: The Greenhouse Gas Protocol,” Business and Politics (October 2010).

Jessica F. Green. 2008. “Delegation and Accountability in the Clean Development Mechanism: The New Authority of Non-state Actors,” Journal of International Law and International Relations (June 2008).

Media Coverage

CSSN scholar Jessica Green writes about the importance of the International Organization for Standardization’s coming net zero standard for the Washington Post. “New ‘net zero’ standards could transform the climate — unless they’re derailed.” October 4, 2021.

Why the Paris Climate Agreement Might be Doomed to Fail,” Kusnetz N. Inside Climate News. July 28, 2021.

CSSN Scholar Jessica F. Green quoted on the limitations of carbon pricing, and what measures are needed to address climate change, “So what has the rest of the world promised to do about climate change?,” the Guardian. April 19, 2021.

Oil companies aren’t actually going green — but some are heading there faster than others,” Jessica F. Green, Jennifer Hadden, Thomas N. Hale, & Paasha Mahdavi, The Washington Post, September 18, 2020.

Trump is official withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. This won’t change much,” Jessica F. Green, The Washington Post, October 30, 2019.

Why Canada Needs a Green New Deal,” Jessica F. Green, The Star, September 26, 2019.

It’s Time to Abandon Carbon Pricing,” Jessica F. Green, Jacobin, September 24, 2019.

We Need a Green New Deal for Canada,” Jessica F. Green, University of Toronto Magazine, August 27, 2019.

The Existential Politics of Climate Change,” Jessica F. Green, Global Policy Journal, February 21, 2019.

The climate is changing. Here’s how politics will also change,” Thomas N. Hale, Jessica F. Green, & Jeff D. Colgan, Washington Post, October 8, 2018.

Why we need a more activist academy,” Jessica F. Green, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 15, 2018.

What’s next for the Paris Agreement? Jessica F. Green, Washington Post, November 6, 2017.

Forum on Paris Withdrawal,” Jessica F. Green, Duck of Minerva, June 1, 2017.

Why IR needs the environment and the environment needs IR,” Jessica F. Green & Thomas N. Hale, Duck of Minerva, April 7, 2017.

The Trump administration can’t entirely role back progress on climate change. Here’s why,” Jessica F. Green, Washington Post, February 10, 2017.

The world is about to get tough on aviation emissions. Here’s what you need to know,” Jessica F. Green, Washington Post, October 14, 2016.

Do we really need a new UN Oceans Treaty? Yes, and here’s why,” Jessica F. Green, Washington Post, April 25, 2016.

Pope Francis weighs in on climate change. How do his proposals measure up? Jessica F. Green, Washington Post, June 25, 2015.

A realistic policy to linking carbon markets,” Jessica F. Green, Washington Post, December 1, 2014.