Graeme’s research focuses on comparative environmental politics and policy, global environmental governance, and the rise of private governance and authority. Much of his work examines the formation, evolution, and impacts of non-state and hybrid forms of global governance across economic sectors. He also researches the design and efficacy of policy aimed at tackling global problems such as climate change.

Graeme Auld

Graeme Auld


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Comparative and global environmental politics and policy; international political economy; transnational private governance and private regulation; corporate social responsibility; climate change; natural resource governance


Academic Leadership

Contributing author to Global Forest Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime

Member of Academic Advisory Council, United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards

Editorial Board, Subject Editor Integrated Science

Editorial Board, Global Environmental Politics

Active Initiatives

Books & Edited Collections

Lecture and Interview Videos

“Towards a Policy Analysis Approach for Addressing the Super Wicked Problem of Climate Change.” Presented to the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute Colloquium, University of Northern British Columbia, February 14, 2014, Prince George, Canada.

Graeme Auld: The Rise and Evolution of Forest, Coffee, and Fisheries Certification

“Reflections on knowledge of VSS performance” Presented as part of Webinar on Sustainability Standards and Environmental Concerns: An Academic Roundtable Discussion, UN Forum on Sustainability Standards, February 10, 2021

Why system credibility matters for impacts: how the Credibility Principles can support effectiveness and impacts

Media coverage