CIL eAcademy PIL Webinar Series
A Conversation with Sue Biniaz on
Climate Change and the Paris Agreement
13 May 2021, 9am USA / 9pm Singapore
Sue Biniaz is a former Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where she handled a wide range of international law issues. From 1989 until early 2017, she was the lead climate lawyer, including for the negotiation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, the Copenhagen Accord/Cancun agreements, and the Paris Agreement. After leaving the U.S. Government, she was a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation and taught various international law courses at Columbia, Yale, and the University of Chicago. She recently returned to the State Department to support Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry on international climate negotiations. She is also a Senior Fellow and lecturer at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.