Dr. Megan Bowman

King’s College London
Director of the Climate Law and Governance Centre


Dr Megan Bowman is Director of the Climate Law and Governance Centre and a Reader (Associate Professor) in Law at King’s College London, and she leads the King’s/UN Environment partnership on Legal Readiness for Climate Finance. Dr Bowman’s expertise focuses on intersections between commercial law, environmental law and financial regulation with emphasis on private actors in transnational contexts. Her first book, Banking on Climate Change: How Finance Actors and Transnational Regulatory Regimes are Responding (Kluwer 2015), combines empirical and theoretical insights and is described as a ground-breaking study by Hon. Mr. Justice William Blair of the UK High Court. She has keynoted on this work internationally; consults to national governments and intergovernmental agencies on climate finance law and implementing the Paris Agreement; and advises prominent UK non-government organizations on sustainable banking. She began her career as a practitioner in corporate/commercial law and environmental/planning law and is a qualified barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Victoria. She holds a LLB/BA (Hons)(Monash), LLM in International Law (McGill) and a PhD in regulatory theory (Australian National University).