Peter Newell is a Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex. He is a specialist in the politics and political economy of environment and development. For more than 25 years he has conducted research, consultancy, and advisory work on issues of climate change and energy, agricultural biotechnology, corporate accountability, and trade policy working in a number of countries including Argentina, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mexico, and South Africa. In recent years his research has mainly focussed on the political economy of carbon markets and low carbon energy transitions. Besides working for academic institutions including the universities of Sussex, Oxford, Warwick, and East Anglia, he has undertaken commissioned research and policy work for the governments of the UK, Sweden, and Finland and for international organisations such as UNDP, GEF, and the Inter-American Development Bank. His publications include the books: Climate for Change: Non State Actors and the Global Politics of the Greenhouse; The Effectiveness of EU Environmental Policy; Development and the Challenge of Globalization; The Business of Global Environmental Governance; Rights, Resources and the Politics of Accountability; Climate Capitalism; Governing Climate Change; Globalization and the Environment: Capitalism, Ecology and Power; Transnational Climate Change Governance and Global Green Politics.