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Mr. Damon Jones has taught both International and Environmental Law on Climate Change at the University of Cologne. He is senior legal advisor at Climate Analytics.

He provides legal analysis and negotiating support to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) groups in UNFCCC negotiations and other climate related fora.

Damon was a senior associate in the climate change and sustainability team at international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, where he advised extensively on domestic and international legal frameworks and carbon markets. Prior to that, he spent six years developing climate policies and legislation in government and three years working in the United Kingdom as an environmental and climate lawyer. Damon has been involved in UNFCCC negotiations since 2003 when he provided support to the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) as a volunteer lawyer at the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD).

Damon studied law at the University of Melbourne in Australia and KU Leuven in Belgium, and holds a Master of Environmental Law from the University of Sydney. He regularly writes, presents and teaches on climate change topics. This has included co-authoring a legal guide on Australia’s Carbon Farming Initiative in 2014 and lecturing on climate change law at the University of Melbourne and the University of Cologne.


  • –present
    Lecturer, University of Cologne