About

I am an international lawyer based in the interdisciplinary setting of the Faculty of Law and Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. I specialise in interdisciplinary research into the key challenges and opportunities of global environmental governance in the Anthropocene. My research program combines insights from the disciplines of International Law, Global Environmental Governance and Sustainability Science to analyse discursive interplay between environmental governance regimes at global, regional and national scale. I am seeking to develop a better understanding of regime interplay in order to improve the fairness, effectiveness and resilience of global and regional environmental governance and assist humanity meet the challenges and opportunities of the Anthropocene. Before entering academic life, I was a partner in an insurance litigation legal practice in New South Wales for over ten years.

Recent publications

McGee, Jeffrey., Jens Steffek. 2016. The Copenhagen Turn in Global Climate Governance and the Contentious History of Differentiation in International Law. Journal of Environmental Law, 28 (1): 37-63

Jeffrey McGee, Liam Phelan and Joseph Wenta, 2014, ‘Writing the Fine Print: A Regional Insurance Scheme for Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific’, Melbourne Journal of International Law, 15(2), 444-472

Jeffrey McGee and Ros Taplin, 2014, ‘The Asia-Pacific Partnership and Market-Liberal Discourse in Global Climate Governance’, International Journal of Law in Context, 10(3), 338-356

Jeffrey McGee and Joseph Wenta, 2014, ‘Technology Transfer Institutions in Global Climate Governance: Equity Principles and Market Realities’, Review of European Comparative and International Environmental Law), 23(3), 367-381

Jeffrey McGee, 2014, Neoliberalism and US International Climate Governance’ in John Mikler and Neil Harrison (eds.), Institutions for Climate Innovation: Liberal Capitalism and the National Capacity to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Palgrave MacMillan, 193-214