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Annalisa Savaresi

(Former employee or visitor)

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Area of Expertise

Research expertiseClimate change law, Environmental law


Annalisa Savaresi has several years' experience researching, teaching and working with environmental law. Her research focuses on climate change, biodiversity, forestry, environmental liability and the interplay between environmental and human rights law. Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed outlets and has been widely cited, including by the United Nations Environment Programme and the  United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. 

Annalisa has served as a consultant for numerous international organisations, including working as writer for the Earth Negotiation Bulletin published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. She is member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Environmental Law, and associate editor of the Review of European, Comparative and International Law.

Since joining the University of Edinburgh Law School in 2012, she has taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules in international, European and comparative environmental law, as well as interdisciplinary modules in climate change law and policy at the School of Geosciences. She is furthermore visiting lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK; Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy; and Universidad de la Sabana, Bogota, Colombia.

Annalisa collaborates with two research projects funded by the European Research Council at Edinburgh University: BENELEX, 'Benefit-sharing for an equitable transition to the green economy - the role of law' (School of Law); and LUC4C, 'Land-use change: assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation' (School of Geosciences). She is member of the Global Environment and Society Academy and of the Scottish Centre for International Law.


Current Research Interests

Environmental law and policy; climate change law and policy; natural resources law and policy; biodiversity law and policy; energy law and policy; human rights and the environment.


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