The Knowledge to Act



Jennifer Allan

Writer/Editor, Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Jen is a Strategic Adviser and Team Leader with Reporting Services, as well as a Lecturer at Cardiff University.

Her work focuses on the global governance of climate change, chemicals, and wastes. Her publications explore the complexities of setting global rules for the environment and the role of non-state actors in negotiation processes. With ENB since 2011, she has attended over 30 negotiation sessions and often leads IISD's work on climate change and other negotiations. Previously with IUCN in Bangkok working on local forest management and the Clean Air Strategic Alliance in Edmonton facilitating agreement on air quality policy, Jen brings considerable experience and breadth to IISD.

All Publications

  • Can climate talks regain momentum in 2020? As 2020 begins, climate talks resume and the international community faces deadlines to replace old frameworks with new ones.
  • The State of Global Environmental Governance 2019 A global team of reporters points to the successes, shortcomings and overall trends in international environmental negotiations in 2019.
  • A Long and Winding Road: COP 25 end notes If there is one word to sum up what turned out to be the longest Conference of Parties (COP) in UNFCCC history, it’s arguably “frustration.” Now that COP 25 has wrapped, it’s worth looking back at what was—and wasn’t—achieved. 
  • What is COP 25? Why is it blue? We have answers Forget what COP stands for? Not sure what, exactly, happens at these events? We asked Reporting Services expert Dr. Jennifer Allan to give us some answers.
  • From Bali to Marrakech: A decade of international climate negotiations This book builds on IISD's Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) coverage of a decade of climate change negotiations from the meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bali, Indonesia in 2007 to Marrakech, Morocco in 2016.