David G. Victor

David G. Victor

Professor of International Relations, University of California, San Diego

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor of international relations, University of California, San Diego; Director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego; Member of the advisory council, Nature Climate Change; Board member, Climatic Change; Board, Electric Power Research Institute. Researches highly regulated industries, such as electric power, and how regulation affects the operation of major energy markets. Former: Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford; Professor of energy and environmental law, Stanford Law School; Director of the science and technology program, Council on Foreign Relations in New York; Head, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria). Has published 200 articles and books.

Opinion

31 August 2017
Compared with just five years ago the world has made tremendous advances on the climate issue, but the strategies for achieving cooperation are still a work in progress. In this article, the author argues for the useful role that subnational efforts, through “three-dimensional” clubs, can play in...
3 February 2015
The latest round of UN climate talks held last December in Lima, Peru saw delegates from over 190 nations clinch a deal necessary to move forward with efforts to agree on a new climate agreement by next year’s conference scheduled for Paris, France. While there are encouraging signs that Paris...

Bridges news

24 February 2015
Durante la última sesión de charlas sobre cambio climático de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) celebrada en diciembre de 2014 en Lima, Perú, los representantes de más de 190 países llegaron a un acuerdo necesario para avanzar en los intentos por cerrar un nuevo acuerdo climático para la...
6 February 2015
Multilateral UN talks have moved slowly over the years. Could smaller initiatives be a way to ramp up climate action? The round of UN climate talks held last December in Lima, Peru saw delegates from over 190 nations clinch a deal necessary to move forward with efforts to agree on a new climate...