Eliza Northrop is an Associate in the International Climate Action Initiative. She is an international environmental lawyer with expertise in climate change, indigenous rights and governance. Her work focuses primarily on international climate law and policy issues, in particular the design and implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Prior to joining WRI, Eliza acted as a legal advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Tonga to the UN during the 68th session of the General Assembly. Eliza previously worked as a negotiator and policy advisor for the resolution of native title in Australia, facilitating entry into over nine co-management arrangements and fifteen indigenous land use agreements. She has also served as a member of the Commonwealth Indigenous Protected Areas Subcommittee. Eliza has also practiced in the areas of environmental and property law in Australia.
Eliza holds a Master of Environmental Law from New York University School of Law, a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Australia School of Business, a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from the University of Adelaide School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies) from the University of Adelaide. Eliza has a great love of travel and food, combining both whenever possible.
By the time the last gavel came down early in the morning of November 18, international climate negotiators in Bonn paved the way to the next climate summit in Katowice, Poland in 2018. There, the rules underpinning the Paris Agreement ...