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Teresa Kramarz

University of Toronto
Canada
Email: teresa.kramarz [at] utoronto [period/dot] ca

Teresa Kramarz is Associate Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in the University of Toronto. She directs the Munk One undergraduate program, co-directs the Environmental Governance Lab (with Steven Bernstein and Matthew Hoffmann, University of Toronto) and is the co-convener of the Accountability in Global Environmental Governance Task Force of the Earth System Governance network (with Susan Park, University of Sydney). Her work focuses on environmental accountability, multistakeholder partnerships led by international organizations, and governance of extractive industries. Dr. Kramarz is the author of two books – “Global Environmental Governance and the Accountability Trap” and “Forgotten Values: The World Bank and Environmental Partnerships” both published by MIT Press. Her most recent articles appear in Global Environmental Politics, Energy Research and Social Science, Society and Natural Resources, Environmental Policy and Governance, and Review of Policy Research. She has been working on environmental policy and governance issues for over 25 years starting as an international civil servant in the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme and now as an academic.

Teresa Kramarz’s website.

Publications

Kramarz, Teresa and Donald Kingsbury (2021) “Populist Moments and Extractivist States in Venezuela and Ecuador” London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kramarz, Teresa, Susan Park and Craig Johnson (2020), “Governing the Dark Side of Renewable Energy: A Typology of Global Displacements.” Energy Research in the Social Sciences

Park, Susan, Teresa Kramarz, Craig Johnson and Stacy VanDeveer (2019), “Globalizing the Global Green New Deal: Harmful Extractives in the Green Energy Shift,” in The Green New Deal: Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy. Public Administration Review Bully Pulpit Symposium.

Kingsbury, Donald, Teresa Kramarz and Kyle Jacques (2019). “Populism or Petrostate? The Afterlives of Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Initiative.” Society and Natural Resources, 32 (5).

Kramarz, Teresa (2018). “Using the Courts to Protect the Environment in Argentina: Accountability Pitfalls When Judges Have the Last Word.” Case Studies in the Environment, 2 (1).

Kramarz, Teresa and Susan Park (2017). “The Politics of Environmental Accountability.” Review of Policy Research, 34 (1).

Kramarz, Teresa, David Cosolo and Alejandro Rossi (2017). “The Judicialization of Environmental Policy and the Decline of Democratic Accountability.” Review of Policy Research, 34 (1).

Kramarz, Teresa and Susan Park (2016). “Accountability in Global Environmental Governance: A Meaningful Tool for Action?” Global Environmental Politics, 16 (2).

Kramarz, Teresa (2015). “World Bank Partnerships and the Promise of Democratic Governance,” Environmental Policy and Governance, 26 (1).

Kramarz, Teresa and Bessma Momani (2013). “The World Bank as Knowledge Bank: Analyzing the Limits of a Legitimate Global Knowledge Actor.” Review of Policy Research, 30 (4)

Kramarz, Teresa (2008). “International Organizations and Public-Private Partnerships for Biodiversity Conservation: From Policy Entrepreneurs to Norm Entrepreneurs?” In Global Tensions Global Possibilities: Everyday Forces of Conformity and Contestation. Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, Globalization Working Paper Series, 8 (2).

Book Chapters

Agrawal, Atharv, Jonathan Banfield, Suehyun Cho, Teresa Kramarz and Eric Zhao (2021) “Community Vulnerability to Extractive Industry Disasters,” in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures, edited by Robert Brears. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Kramarz, Teresa (2020) “Broad and Deep Transformations,” in Towards a Just Ecological Transition in the European Union, edited by César Luena and Antonio Estella. Madrid: Catarata.

Kramarz, Teresa and Susan Park (2019) “Identifying Multiple Accountabilities in Global Environmental Governance,” in Global Environmental Governance and the Accountability Trap, edited by Susan Park and Teresa Kramarz. Boston: MIT Press

Park, Susan and Teresa Kramarz. (2019) “Does Accountability Matter for Global Environmental Governance?” in Global Environmental Governance and the Accountability Trap, edited by Susan Park and Teresa Kramarz. Boston: MIT Press

Kramarz, Teresa and Bessma Momani (2018) “Knowledge and Learning in the World Bank: Assessing the Role, Challenges and Prospects for a More Accountable IFI,” in John Kirton and Marina Larionova (editors), Accountability for Effectiveness in Global Summit Governance, Global Governance Series. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Kramarz, Teresa (2012). “Partnerships in Global Environmental Governance: The Growth of a Procedural Norm without Substance” in Roldan Muradian and Laura Rival (editors), Governing the Provision of Ecosystem Services. New York: Springer

Media Coverage

Teresa Kramarz, Susan Park, And Craig Johnson (2021) “Some inconvenient truths in the race to a renewable energy transition,” Times TH. The Hill Times. June 16, 2021.

Kramarz, Teresa (2020). “La vulnerabilidad y desigualdad que deja ver el COVID” Revista Ñ. Diario Clarín.June 19, 2020.

Kramarz, Teresa (2020). “From Pandemic to Floods: Inequality as a Comorbidity” Global Americans. June 11, 2020.

Kramarz, Teresa (2020). “Parallel Lessons from COVID 19 and Climate Change” The Hill Times. June 10, 2020.

Kramarz, Teresa (2019). “Accountability for Climate Action in the Era of Greta” Global Americans. October 3, 2019.

Kramarz, Teresa (2019). “Reasserting Proper Relationships of Accountability in the Age of Greta.” The Conversation. September 29, 2019.

Kramarz, Teresa (2019). “El Estado ya no Cuida el Planeta.” Revista Ñ. Diario Clarín. September 20, 2019.

Kramarz, Teresa (2019). “Acting on Climate while States Fail to Act” Global Americans. September 17, 2019.

Kramarz, Teresa (2019). “Those Women Who Cannot be Named,” in International Women’s Day 2019: 10 Women Making Waves Globally. Open Canada. Centre for International Governance Innovation. March 7, 2019.

Kramarz, Teresa (2018). “Cine Político: Reconstrucción de la Mirada Indígena.” Revista Ñ. Diario Clarín. October 10, 2018.

Kramarz, Teresa (2017). “En los Peores Tiempos de Agresión Sexual.” Revista Ñ. Diario Clarín. December 11, 2017

Kramarz, Teresa (2017). “A Year of Contradictions on the Treatment of Women.” Policy Options. Institute for Research on Public Policy. December 6, 2017.

Kramarz, Teresa (2017). “A Year of Contradictions on the Treatment of Women.” Global Americans. November 29, 2017.

Kramarz, Teresa (2017). “Trump Levanto la Temperatura del Planeta.” Revista Ñ. Diario Clarin. June 12, 2017.

Kramarz, Teresa (2017). “Protecting the Environment Without the U.S.” Latin America Goes Global. Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. June 4, 2017.

Kramarz, Teresa and Kourosh Houshmand (2017). “Academic Incubators Can Do Much More than Create Marketable Products.” University Affairs. February 3, 2017.

Kramarz, Teresa (2016). “Was 2016 a Wake-Up Call for the Normalization of Gender Violence Across the Americas?” Open Canada. Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Canadian International Council and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History. December 12, 2016.

Kramarz, Teresa (2016). “The Price of Normalizing Gender Violence.” Latin America Goes Global. Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. December 9.

Kramarz, Teresa (2016). “Para la Ley, Dañar la Naturaleza es Delito.” Revista Ñ. Diario Clarin. November 1, 2016.

Kramarz, Teresa. (2016). “When Courts Go Green.” Latin America Goes Global. Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. October 20, 2016.

Kramarz, Teresa (2016). “Making Climate Agreements Accountable to the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities.” Open Canada. Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Canadian International Council and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History. April 6, 2016.