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PhD Researcher, Cardiff University

Sam Varvastian is a PhD researcher at Cardiff University School of Law and Politics, working on legal cases concerning responsibilities of governments and companies with regard to climate change. He is the author of 20 publications, including 3 book chapters and 9 articles, on climate change, air quality and public health law and policy in Europe and the United States, published by some of the world’s leading publishing houses, including Cambridge University Press, Routledge, Sage Publications, Brill, and others. Sam is the managing editor of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (published by Edward Elgar Publishing), an authoritative scholarly platform for academics and practitioners. He is also a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law and other prominent international bodies of experts providing specialized knowledge and assistance to governments and NGOs in order strengthen the legal foundations of environmental protection, sustainable development, and human rights. Sam has presented his work to various academic and non-academic communities, including lawyers, environmental scientists, health professionals and other groups at international conferences in the UK and abroad.


  • 2018–present
    PhD researcher, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University