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Elisa MorgeraDr Elisa Morgera is Lecturer in European Environmental Law and Director of the LLM Programme in Global Environment and Climate Change Law at the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh, UK. She specializes in European, international and comparative environmental law, and researches specifically in the areas of biodiversity, environmental governance, corporate environmental accountability, and EU external environmental policy.

Her publications include:

  • Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law (OUP, 2009);
  • with G Marin Duran, Environmental Integration in the EU’s External Relations: Beyond Multilateral Dimensions (Hart, 2012);
  • as editor, The External Environmental Policy of the European Union: EU and International Law Perspectives (CUP, 2012);
  • and as co-editor with M Buck and E Tsioumani, The 2010 Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing: Implications for International Law and Implementation Challenges (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012).

Before joining academia, Elisa served as environmental management officer for the UN Development Programme in the Easter Caribbean and as associate legal officer for the Development Law Service of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). More recently, she has acted as international legal consultant for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, FAO, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development. She was invited to join the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Liaison Group on the international legal framework on geo-engineering and biodiversity, and the international expert panel advising the CBD Secretariat on the legal aspects of implementing the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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Emanuela OrlandoDr Emanuela Orlando is Isaac Newton – Dorothy Emmet Research Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, where she also teaches European Union law, and EU Environmental and Sustainable Development law. Emanuela holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute, a Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law from the University of Oxford and a Law Degree (with highest honours) from the University of Siena.

Her main field of expertise is EU and international environmental law. While her PhD examines the question of environmental liability, Emanuela’s most recent research activities also include the EU regulation in the field of climate change and renewable energy, environmental governance and an interdisciplinary project on the prevention of environmental crimes.

Emanuela is a qualified lawyer. Prior to joining the Cambridge academic community, she practiced law in major international law firms in Rome and worked as legal adviser for the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea in the framework of international cooperation with the Republic of Montenegro. She also extensively collaborated with the University of Siena where she has been engaged in various research, teaching and consultancy related activities in the field of EU and International environmental law.

Most recent publications:

“Environmental Governance in Italy”, in Environmental Protection in Multi-layered Systems – Comparative Lessons from the Water Sector, M. Alberton & F. Palermo eds. (Martinus Nijhoff Publisher, forthcoming October 2012).

“Il Quadro normativo Italiano in Materia di Energie Rinnovabili”, in Le Politiche in Materia di Energie Rinnovabili nella Prospettiva dello Sviluppo Sostenibile: dal Livello Sovranazionale al Livello Locale (CEDAM, anticipated publication date: 2013).

(with M. Montini) “Balancing Climate Change Mitigation and Environmental Protection Interests in the EU Directive on Carbon Capture and Storage”, in Climate Law (3:2), September 2012, pp. 165-180.

“Achieving Social Environmental Justice: Human Rights, Sustainable Development and Possible Way Forwards”, in Towards Social Environmental Justice?, EUI Working Papers Series, January 2012/2.

(with O. Kujundzic) “DNAs experiences in the Western Balkans: the Republic of Montenegro”,  in M. Montini (ed.) Developing CDM Projects in the Western Balkans (Springer, 2010).

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Annalisa SavaresiAnnalisa Savaresi is research and teaching fellow at the School of
Law, University of Edinburgh. She specialises in international and comparative environmental law. Annalisa is member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and a writer for the Earth Negotiation Bulletin, published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Her work has been presented at numerous international conferences and published in highly regarded collections, including:

“Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries under the UNFCCC. Caveats and Opportunities for Biodiversity”, in Yearbook of International Environmental Law 21 (2011);

“The Human Rights Dimension of REDD”, in RECIEL 2 (2012);

“The Human Rights Implications of ABS”, in (Eds.) Morgera, E. Tsioumani, E. and Buck, M. The Nagoya Protocol in Perspective (BRILL) (2012);

“The Role of REDD+ Role in Harmonising Overlapping International Obligations”, in (Eds.)  Hollo, E., Kulovesi, C. and Mehling, M.  Climate Change and the Law. A Global Perspective (Springer Publishers) (2012);

“The EU External Action on Forests: FLEGT and the Development of International Law”, in (Ed.) Morgera, E. The Environmental Policy of the European Union: EU and International Law Perspectives (Cambridge University Press) (2012).

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Patrizia VigniPatrizia Vigni is Researcher “Ricercatore” of International Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Siena since 2001. She obtained her Degree in Law at the University of Siena in 1992 and a Magister Juris at the University of Oxford in 1996, and completed her Doctorate in International Law at the University of Siena in 1998. She is Lecturer of the courses of International Dispute Settlement and Legal Research at the Law Faculty of the University of Siena, and Legal advisor to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with regard to the negotiations concerning the Antarctic Treaty. Her main research fields are the Antarctic Treaty system, the interaction between treaty regimes, State compliance with international treaties on human rights, international dispute settlement, the law of the sea, diplomatic and consular protection, EU citizenship, and the conservation of underwater cultural heritage.

Main publications

“Historic shipwrecks and the limits of the flag state exclusive rights”, in Borelli-Lenzerini (eds), Cultural Heritage, Cultural Rights, Cultural Diversity. New Developments in International Law. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012, Leiden, p. 279 – 299

Diplomatic and Consular Protection in EU Law: Misleading Combination or Creative Solution?, EUI Working Papers, 2010, volume 11, p. 1-28

“The Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty: Achievements and Weaknesses Three Years after its Establishment”, in Triggs-Riddell (eds), Antarctica. Legal and Environmental Challenges for the Future, 2007, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, p. 17-38

“Antarctic Bioprospecting: Is It Compatible with the Value of Antarctica as a Natural Reserve?”, in Francioni-Scovazzi (eds), Biotechnology and International Law, Hart Publishing, 2006, Oxford,  p. 111-145

“The Overlapping of Dispute Settlement Regimes: an Emerging Issue of International Law”, in The Italian Yearbook of International Law, 2001, volume XI, p. 139-162

“The Interaction between the Antarctic Treaty System and the Other Relevant Conventions Applicable to the Antarctic Area-A Practical Approach versus Theoretical Doctrines”, in Max Planck Yearbook of UN Law, 2000, volume 4, p. 481-542

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