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M J Mace


M J Mace is Senior Teaching Fellow at the Law, Environment and Development Centre, School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS) London.

 M. J. Mace is a lawyer and independent consultant, and has provided legal advice and assistance to the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS) in the international climate change negotiations for over ten years and has been a member of the Kyoto Protocol Compliance Committee since 2006. From 2003-2008 she headed the Climate Change and Energy Programme at the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) in London.  From 1995-2001 she worked for the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, first for the FSM Supreme Court and then as an Assistant Attorney General.

She holds a BA from Yale, a JD from the University of Chicago and is a member of the New York State, Washington DC and Federated States of Micronesia Bars.

 Recent publications:

Adger, N. and Paavola, J. and Huq, S. and Mace, M.J., eds. (2006) Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change. USA: MIT Press.

Mace, M.J. (2010) ‘International Treaties.’ In: Schneider, Stephen and Rosencranz, Armin and Mastrandrea, Michael and Kuntz-Duriseti, Kristin., (eds.), Climate Change Science and Policy. Washington, DC, USA: Island Press, pp. 221-234.

Mace, M.J. ‘‘Comparability of efforts’ among developed country Parties and the Post-2012 Compliance System.’ In: Brunnée, J. and Doelle, M. and Rajamani, L., (eds.), A Compliance System for the the Post-2012 Climate Change Regime. Cambridge University Press. (In Press)