Prof. Craig Johnson

University of Guelph

Craig Johnson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph. His research lies in the field of global environmental politics, focusing primarily on the role of cities in global climate politics, the intersection of Indigenous, extractive and environmental politics in Ecuador and the institutional foundations of rural-urban resource conflicts in South and Southeast Asia.

His research has appeared in World Development, Environmental Politics, Development and Change, the Journal of Development Studies and Global Environmental Change, among others, focusing primarily on questions of urbanisation, poverty reduction and climate change.

Prof. Johnson is the author of Arresting Development: The Power of Knowledge for Social Change (Routledge, 2009) and The Power of Cities in Global Climate Politics (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2018); and co-editor of Policy Windows and Livelihood Futures: Prospects for Poverty Reduction in Rural India (Oxford University Press, 2006) and The Urban Climate Challenge: Rethinking the Role of Cities in the Global Climate Regime (Routledge, 2015 and 2017).

Craig Johnson is a Research Affiliate of the Sydney Environment Institute.