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Dr Megan Bowman

Biographical details

Dr Megan Bowman is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Law and Director of the King’s Centre for Climate Law and Governance. She is also a Leverhulme Fellow and Visiting Professor at Université de Paris-Dauphine. Her expertise focuses on transnational analyses of financial and corporate law and regulation in the context of climate change and planetary sustainability. Dr Bowman leads the King’s/United Nations Environment partnership on Legal Readiness for Climate Finance and consults to national governments and prominent NGOs on implementing the Paris Agreement. Her first book Banking on Climate Change: How Finance Actors and Transnational Regulatory Regimes are Responding (Kluwer 2015) empirically investigated the role of banks in addressing climate change. It has been described as ground-breaking and was launched by then Hon. Mr. Justice William Blair of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Her current work investigates legal, regulatory and technological options to mobilise sustainable finance and mitigate climate risk.

Dr Bowman began her career as a practitioner in corporate-commercial law and environmental-planning law. She held previous academic positions at McGill University, UNSW Australia, Monash University, and Victoria Law School where she was awarded the highest accolade of the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award. Dr Bowman is a qualified barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Victoria with a double degree in Arts/Law (Hons, Monash University), an LLM in International Law (McGill) and a PhD in regulatory theory (ANU).

 

Teaching
LLB

  • Commercial Law
  • Contract Law

LLM

  • Green Finance (International Business Law/ Transnational Law pathways)
  • Global Law of Climate Change (Dispute Resolution/ Transnational Law pathways)

Research interests

Dr Bowman’s research concerns the intersections between financial regulation, commercial/corporate behaviour, and environmental sustainability in transnational governance. She is motivated by regulatory design theories that account for the levers and limits of law in facilitating sustainability in both market and emerging economies.

Areas of interest in relation to domestic and transnational sustainability:

  • Green finance and investment
  • Climate Law and Paris Agreement
  • Climate-related financial regulation
  • Technology for sustainable finance
  • Corporate law especially directors’ duties

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