Annalisa Savaresi is a renowned expert in environmental 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 contributed to numerous law and policy reports prepared for international organisations and governments. Before joining Stirling in 2016, she obtained her PhD from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and held a four-year postdoctoral post at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Annalisa 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 emissions– the so called Carbon Majors inquiry carried out by the Philippines Human Rights Commission.
Annalisa’s numerous publications on climate change law, emissions from land uses, and rights-based approaches to environmental law and policy have been widely cited. She has been invited to give guest lectures at leading academic institutions all over the world, including the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland; Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy; the University of La Sabana, Colombia; and as part of the UNEP course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, at the University of Eastern Finland.
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. Since January 2021, she serves on the Board of Environmental Standards Scotland, the public body tasked to monitor and investigate public authorities’ compliance with environmental law in Scotland after the UK exit from the EU.