Professor Benoît Mayer is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK LAW). He is also associated with McGill University’s Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), the National University of Singapore’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, Wuhan University’s Research Institute in Environmental Law, and the Earth System Governance project.
Professor Mayer holds degrees from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, McGill University, and the National University of Singapore. He has worked as an Associate Professor at the University of Wuhan from 2016 to 2016.
His research explores various aspects of international and comparative climate law. After a PhD thesis on the concept of climate migration, Prof. Mayer has increasingly focused on the interpretation of States’ obligations on climate change mitigation arising from climate treaties, customary international law, and human rights treaties. His research has been published in periodicals such as the American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, and International and Comparative Law Quarterly, and in monographs published with Cambridge and Oxford University Press.
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION)
A comprehensive list of publications is available at http://www.benoitmayer.com.
International Law Obligations on Climate Change Mitigation (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2022).
The International Law on Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
The Concept of Climate Migration: Advocacy and its Prospect (Edward Elgar, 2016).
Debating Climate Law (Cambridge University Press, 2021), co-edited with Alexander Zahar.