Annalisa Savaresi

Dr. Annalisa Savaresi is Associate Professor of International Environmental Law at the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law, University of Eastern Finland, where she serves as Director for the Joint Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Law. She furthermore holds a senior research post at the University of Stirling, UK and visiting professorships at the University of Bologna (Italy) and the University of La Sabana (Colombia). Annalisa is an expert in climate change law, with 20 years’ experience working with international and nongovernmental organizations. She has written extensively on the relationship between human rights and climate change law. Her work has been cited widely, including by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Annalisa currently is Director for Europe of the Global Network on Human Rights and the Environment, associate editor of the Review of European, Comparative and International Law and member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. She has given evidence to the UK, the EU and Scottish Parliaments and sits on the Board of Environmental Standards Scotland, the new body scrutinising Scottish public authorities’ compliance with environmental law established by the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021.

Lecture: Renewable energy law

The transition away from fossil fuels is set to change dramatically the way energy is produced and consumed around the world. In this class, we will look at the role of law in engendering this transition. We will consider the successes and pitfalls experienced thus far and the future of renewable energy law, using the EU as a casestudy.