Annalisa Savaresi

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Annalisa Savaresi is Associate Professor of International Environmental Law at the University of Eastern Finland Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law. She furthermore holds a research post at the University of Stirling, UK as well as visiting posts at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy and at the University of La Sabana, Colombia.

Annalisa has 20 years’ experience working with international and nongovernmental organizations. Before embarking on an academic career, she worked with non-governmental organisations and think-tanks, focussing on human rights based approaches to environmental protection.

Annalisa obtained her PhD from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and has held a research and teaching post at the University of Edinburgh, UK between 2012 and 2016. Her main areas of specialisation are climate change and the interplay between human rights and climate change law. She has contributed to numerous law and policy reports prepared for international organisations and governments. She has given evidence to the UK, the EU and Scottish Parliaments and provided technical advice in the context of the world’s first inquiry into the human rights violations associated with the impacts of fossil fuel corporations – the so called Carbon Majors inquiry carried out by the Philippines Human Rights Commission.

Annalisa’s numerous publications on international climate change law, emissions from land uses, climate litigation and rights-based approaches to environmental law and policy have been widely cited. She has taught in prestigious institutions all over the world, and presently co-directs the Joint Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Law (NOMPEL), a joint postgraduate degree co-delivered by the University of Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden), the University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu, Finland) and the Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø, Norway).

Annalisa is Associate Editor of the Review of European, Comparative and International Law and currently serves as Director for Europe for the Global Network on Human Rights and the Environment. She is member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and of the Women’s Energy and Climate Law Network.
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