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Annalisa Savaresi

Visting Academic

Annalisa Savaresi is Associate Professor at the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law, University of Eastern Finland. She is an expert in climate change law and on the interplay between human rights and environmental law, with 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.

Since turning to academia in 2009, she has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications on climate change law, emissions from land uses, and rights-based approaches to environmental law and policy, which have been widely cited, including by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

She has furthermore contributed to numerous law and policy reports prepared for governments and international organisations. Annalisa has previously taught environmental law at the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling in the UK, and  at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

She holds visiting professorial roles at the University of Bologna, Italy and at the University of La Sabana, Colombia. Annalisa is Associate Editor of the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental 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 since 2021, she serves on the Board of Environmental Standards Scotland, the body reviewing Scottish public authorities' compliance with environmental law.

ECCI's visiting academics and honorary fellows are leaders in climate change research, policy and practice in Scotland, the UK and globally. They contribute to the climate work of ECCI, the School of Geosciences and the wider University through forging new connections and collaborations, and through providing expert advice and support.