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Annalisa Savaresi

Senior Lecturer, Environmental Law, University of Stirling

Annalisa is a renowned expert in climate change law and on the interplay between human rights and climate change 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 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, and rights-based approaches to environmental law and policy have been widely cited and She has taught in prestigious institutions all over the world.

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.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Environmental Law, University of Stirling