Timothy Arvan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He also serves as Associate Fellow of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), where he previously served as Research Officer (2020-2022). Tim's research focuses on environmental politics. His interests include, in particular, carbon pricing and institutional net-zero strategy, as well as the use of litigation by fossil fuel interests to obstruct global climate action. He has been engaged with international climate negotiations for several years, leading U-M's observer delegation to UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland as Director of Climate Blue, and serving on the Secretariat of the UNFCCC Climate Law and Governance Initiative for COP25 in Madrid, Spain and COP26 in Glasgow, UK.
Some Recent Writing...
“The Promise and Peril of Carbon Neutrality Goals” (with Samuel Stolper and Michael Moore). Accepted at Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.
"Climate Cooperation at COP26 Must Transcend Icy U.S.-China Relations." Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge.
“The Right to a Healthy Environment is a Powerful Sword for Climate Justice.” Health and Human Rights Journal.
Fields of Study:
- Environmental Politics
- World Politics
- Public Policy