Christine Bakker to deliver two new EIEL keynote lectures on international and European climate change law

The academic staff of the EIEL Jean Monnet module is proud to once again welcome Professor Christine Bakker for two keynote lectures on international and European climate change law, which will be included in the module’s teaching programme for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Prof Christine Bakkera renowned scholar of international environmental and climate change law, is currently an affiliated researcher at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy, and a visiting research fellow at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in London, United Kingdom. She participates in the teaching activities of the EIEL Jean Monnet module for the second year in a row, having already delivered two keynote lectures on the topic of international and European climate change law during the 2021-2022 academic year.

This year, both of her lectures will take place in person at the Department of Law of the University of Siena, Italy. The first lecture will take place on 12 May 2022 at 10.45 CEST, and it will focus on the international context of climate change negotiations, with an emphasis on the recent evolution of climate change law from the Paris Agreement to the outcomes of the COP-27 that was held in Sharm El-Sheik. The second lecture, on 15 May 2022 (at 15.45 CEST) will instead discuss the role played by the European Union on the international stage, the main EU instruments and legal acts relating to climate change, and the evolution of climate litigation before European courts.

Christine Bakker holds a PhD in public international law from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, and her main areas of research are human rights law including children’s rights, international environmental law, and climate change. She has published widely in these fields and has recently co-edited, with Ivano Alogna and Jean-Pierre Gauci, the volume Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives (Brill Publ., 2021). She previously worked at the European Commission (DG Development), as a Research Fellow at the EUI in Florence, as an Adjunct Professor at LUISS University, Rome, and as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Rome-3, and at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa.