Global Academy (Hybrid) on NATURAL RESOURCE LAW & GOVERNANCETurin, Italy | 21-30 July 2024

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Professor of International Economics & Environmental Law

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Trindade, s/n, Florianópolis

CEP 88040-900


& Fellow

Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG)

University of Cambridge, UK

Areas of Expertise

International Environmental Law; Globalisation and Sustainability; Climate Change; Biodiversity, Food Security and Trade Law; Economic Law; Sustainable Development Law

Brief Bio

Dr. Cristiane Derani is a Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, where she teaches Public International Law, International Economic Law and International Environmental Law, since 2010. She is also a Research Coordinator and Head of the research group on ‘Advanced Studies of Economics and Environment in International Law’ (EMAE), as well as a Researcher of the Brazilian National Research Agency (CNPq). During 2022-23 she is Visiting Scholar at the IREDIES – Institut de Recherche en Droit International et Europeen de la Sorbonne.

She is Deputy Chair of Ethics Specialist Group of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the IUCN, since 2021. She is Member of the steering committee of Cambridge Global Food Security - GFS of the University of Cambridge – UK, where she is also Fellow at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance, since 2016. She is a Member of the expert group of United Nations Program ‘Harmonia with Nature’, since 2016. She is part of the steering committee of the ELGA- Ecological Law and Governance Association, and a Coordinator of the Network of the new Latin American Constitutionalism for the State of Santa Catarina.

She was the Pro-Rector for Graduate Studies at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (2018-2022), where she managed university’s masters and doctor programs. During this time she achieved the approval of a resolution introducing affirmative action in the graduation studies. She also set up an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University.

She graduated in Law from São Paulo State University (1988), wrote her PhD dissertation at J.W. Goethe Universitaet, Frankfurt a.M. (1991-1993), and was awarded a Ph.D. in Economic Law at USP (1996), where she also worked as Associate Professor (1997-2004). She conducted postdoctoral studies at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in France addressing the Privatisation of Public Services and Sustainable Development (1999), along with passing her Aggregation in Law at USP in 2001. From 2000 to 2007, she was a Professor at Pablo d’Olavide University in Seville, Spain teaching Environmental Law and Sustainable Development. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the European University Institute (2001), a Visiting Professor at Maison de Sciences de l’Homme (2005), as well as a Visiting Professor at the J.W. Goethe Universitaet (2005). She was responsible for the creation of a Master’s degree at University of the State of Amazonas. She has experience as part of the Brazilian delegation to the COP8 and COP9 of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

She has published two single authored monographs: ‘Environmental Economic Law’ and ‘Privatisation and Public Service’. She has also edited several volumes and published numerous articles on environmental law, economic law, biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable development law.

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