Carl Bruch, JD

Carl Bruch, JD is Senior Attorney and Co-Director of International Programs at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). For more than a decade, he has worked to strengthen laws, policies, and institutions governing the environment and natural resources in the United States and around the world. His research focuses on post-conflict natural resource management, adaptation to climate change, and compliance and enforcement of environmental laws. He is the author or editor of ten books and author of dozens of articles and book chapters on a range of issues relating to environmental law and policy, and his work has been translated into Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. He served on the Adaptation and Response Working Group of the Maryland Climate Change Commission, helping the State of Maryland to identify policy options for adapting to climate change. He launched and currently advises a global effort to adapt biodiversity laws to a changing climate. He has authored a series of articles and book chapters on adaptation to climate change and adaptive water management.

In addition to working at ELI, Bruch has been an attorney with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (E-LAW). He received his BS in physics (with additional majors in mathematics and anthropology) from Michigan State University, his MA in physics from the University of Texas at Austin, and his JD from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

Prof. Bruch’s JHU email is cbruch1@jhu.edu.