Co-Director, UN Diplomacy Clinic
Adjunct Professor of Law
Senior Fellow & International Environmental Law Program Director
Wilf Hall 311
Bryce’s work on international environmental issues and global governance bridges both the practical and academic realms.
He is the Legal Advisor to the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) at the United Nations. AOSIS, currently chaired by Antigua & Barbuda, is the negotiating group on climate change, sustainable development and oceans issues for the 39 small island developing states around the world. He has been legal advisor since 2013 and participated in the negotiation of the Paris Climate Agreement focusing on institutional and compliance issues, and the incorporation of non-state actors into the international agreement. In addition, he directs the AOSIS Fellowship, a SIDS-designed capacity building and policy empowerment program that brings early career SIDS diplomats to New York and UN Headquarters for a year of training and practical experience in their diplomatic missions.
On the academic side, he is the Director of the United Nations Diplomacy Clinic and Adjunct Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law, and Senior Fellow at the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law. He teaches International Environmental Law, Global Environmental Governance and UN Diplomacy. He has authored a number of articles and a book, focusing on the governance of global environmental problems and the incentives and legal and institutional regimes created to manage these problems.
He has an LLM in International Law from NYU Law, a JD from the University of Toronto, and a BSc in Biology from McMaster University. He practiced private international law in Toronto and was a policy expert and advocate for higher education.
Recent Publications and Blog Posts:
- Climate Ambition and Sustainable Development for a New Decade: A Catalytic Framework
- Closing the high seas to fishing: A club approach
- Ocean Plastic Pollution: A Survey of Existing Global Agreements and Proposals for Reform
- Clean and Resilient Power for Caribbean States
- March 2017: Building blocks: a strategy for near-term climate action
- The Promise of Renewable Energy Microgrids for Rural Latin America
- Allocating the Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy Between Stakeholders on Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Arguments for a Balanced Approach
- A Building Blocks Strategy for Global Climate Change
- The Math and Aftermath of Fast Start Finance
- Building Blocks for Global Climate Protection, 32 Stanford Envtl. L. J. 341 (2013)
- A New Strategy for Global Climate Protection, 120 Climatic Change 1 (2013)
- Building a More Effective Global Climate Regime Bottom-Up, 14 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 272 (2012)
- Governing a Fragmented Climate Finance Regime, 3 World Bank Legal Review 363 (2011)
- Climate Finance: Key Concepts and Ways Forward Policy Brief, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements December 2, 2009.
- Climate Finance: Regulatory and Funding Strategies for Climate Change and Global Development