Susan Biniaz

Senior Adviser, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Susan Biniaz is a Senior Adviser to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. Ms. Biniaz served for more than 25 years as the lead climate lawyer for the U.S. State Department, with a central role in all major international climate negotiations, including the Paris and Kyoto Agreements.

During her tenure at the State Department, as a deputy legal adviser, she also supervised the Treaty Office and issues related to the law of the sea, Somali piracy, the Western Hemisphere, human rights, law enforcement, and private international law.

Ms. Biniaz is also a visiting lecturer at the Yale Law School.

Posts by Susan Biniaz

Solar Climate Intervention: Options for International Assessment and Decision-Making

There is a growing risk that the global response to climate change will be inadequate to avoid an unsafe global climate. There is corresponding interest in exploring the potential need for, and feasibility of, rapid responses to avoid dangerous climate …

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ICAO’s CORSIA and the Paris Agreement: Cross-Cutting Issues

Two international bodies—the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA)—will soon be making decisions that elaborate on the use of market-based mechanisms to limit and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. How these …

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Elaborating the Paris Agreement: Potential Linkages Between Articles 13, 14, and 15

As parties shape decisions fleshing out the new global climate architecture established by the Paris Agreement, an important consideration is the linkages, both explicit and potential, among Articles 13, 14, and 15 of the agreement. These articles provide for, respectively: …

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