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MJ Mace

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MJ Mace
School of Law

Senior Teaching Fellow

Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC)


Ms MJ Mace
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M. J. Mace is a lawyer and independent consultant. She 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 has also worked as an Associate at Earthjustice in New Orleans and as an Associate at Skadden, Arps in Washington DC, where she practiced environmental and international trade law.  MJ 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.




Mace, M.J. and Anderson, J. (2009) 'Legal and Design Issues Arising in linking the EU ETS with existing and emerging emissions trading schemes'. Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, (6) 2, pp 197-232.

Mace, M.J. (2008) 'The Bali Road Map: Can it Deliver an Equitable Post-2012 Climate Agreement for Small Island States?'. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, (17) 2, pp 183-195.

Mace, M.J. and Anderson, J. (2008) 'Transnational Aspects of a Linked Carbon Market'. Transnational Aspects of a Linked Carbon Market, (2) 2, pp 6-12.

Mace, M.J. and Hendriks, C. and Dalenoord, R. (2007) 'Barriers to the implementation of carbon capture and geological storage in the European Union under EU and international law'. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, (1) 2, pp 253-260.

Mace, M.J. (2005) 'Funding for Adaptation to Climate Change: UNFCCC and GEF Developments Since COP-7'. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, (14) 3, pp 225-246.

Edited Books or Journals

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

Book Chapters

Mace, M.J. (2011) '‘Comparability of efforts’ among developed country Parties and the Post-2012 Compliance System'. In: Brunnée, J. and Doelle, M. and Rajamani, L., (eds.), Promoting Compliance in an Evolving Climate Regime. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp 286-316.

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.


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