While the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement could have an effect on international efforts, Maria Banda argues three factors could lessen the impact: the role of sub-national government, private sector initiatives and climate litigation.
Maria Banda / @maria_l_banda
International law and policy expert
Dr. Maria L. Banda, an international law and policy expert, is a Graham Fellow at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She completed her doctoral dissertation in International Relations at Oxford University, which examined the evolving doctrine and practice of the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) in 2001-2009 from the perspective of both international relations and international law. A Rhodes and a Trudeau Scholar, Maria is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School. She has worked with several international organizations and written on Canada-U.S. relations, global governance, climate change, and the environment. She is a member of the New York State bar.
Most Recent Posts
Instead of giving its “full support” to last week’s U.S. military strikes on Syria, Canada should be working harder than ever to ensure that the new U.S. administration works within the limits of international law, argues Maria Banda.