Maria Antonia Tigre is a senior attorney at the Environment Program of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice. She provides pro bono legal services to NGOs across the globe, especially in issues related to protected areas and the interface between human rights and the environment. Ms. Tigre is currently an SJD Candidate at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, where she is researching the development of the Global Pact for the Environment. She is the author of ‘Regional Cooperation in Amazonia: A Comparative Environmental Law Analysis’, published by Brill in September 2017. She has also authored articles and book chapters, including ‘Cooperation for Climate Mitigation in Amazonia: Brazil’s Emerging Role as a Regional Leader’, published by the Transnational Environmental Law (TEL) journal (Cambridge University Press).
Ms. Tigre has worked with environmental law firms, infrastructure companies and international nongovernmental organizations, including the World Resources Institute (WRI). She holds a double LL.M. from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University (Environmental Law and Comparative Legal Studies), from where she graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Tigre was a visiting scholar at Widener Law School and Maurice A. Dean Law School at Hofstra University. She received her LL.B. from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and German, with basic understanding of French and Spanish.