Marie-Claire Cordonier-Segger

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Contact Information
519-888-4567, ext. 42525
EV3 4238

Twitter: @mccordonier

Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier-Segger is a Full Professor of Law at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, and International Advisor of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3). She serves as C-EENRG and LCIL Fellow in the University of Cambridge and Senior Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), and received the international Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Award in 2016. Her research focuses on international law and governance related to climate change adaptation, mitigation and finance, natural resources, investment, trade and the green economy, among other sustainable development challenges.

Courses Taught

  • INDEV 601
  • ENVS 201

Selected Publications

  • M.C. Cordonier Segger, Implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the UNFCCC for Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018).
  • M.C. Cordonier Segger & M Szabo, eds, Implementing International Law through Domestic Institutions for Inter-Generational Justice (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017).
  • M.C. Cordonier Segger & D.A. Wardell eds, Implementing CITES for Sustainable Development (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017).
  • M.C. Cordonier Segger, “Commitments to Sustainable Development through International Law and Policy” in Sustainable Development in International Courts and Tribunals M.C. Cordonier Segger w HE CG Weeramantry, eds (London: Routledge, 2017)
  • M.C. Cordonier Segger w HE CJ Weeramantry, eds, Sustainable Development in International Courts and Tribunals (Routledge, 2017).


  • Ph.D - International Law, Exeter College, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • M.A. - Environmental Management, Yale University, United States
  • B.A. - Civil & Common Law, McGill University, Canada
  • B.A. (Hons.) - Interdisciplinary Studies, Carelton University/University of Victoria, Canada