Dr 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