Dr. Wil Burns

CPR Initiative Board of Advisors

Professor, Northwestern University

Dr. Wil Burns is an adjunct professor within Northwestern’s Master of Science in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) Program and a visiting professor with Northwestern University’s Program in Environmental Policy and Culture. Prior to 2021, Wil was a Professor of Research and Founding Co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, DC. He is also a Senior Research Fellow for the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and Co-Chair of the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association. Wil has published over 80 articles and chapters in law, science, and policy journals and books, and has co-edited four books. He holds a Ph.D. in International Environmental Law from the University of Wales-Cardiff School of Law. His current areas of research focus are: climate geoengineering, climate loss and damage, and the effectiveness of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System.