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Full Professor & Jean Monnet Chair in European Environmental and Climate Change Law

Faculty of Law

University of Belgrade

Bul. kralja Aleksandra 67

11000 Beograd


Areas of Expertise

Environmental Law; EU Environmental Policy; Climate Change; Legal Informatics

Brief Bio

Dr. Mirjana Drenovak-Ivanović is a Full Professor in Environmental Law and Climate Change Law, Jean Monnet Chair in European Environmental Law, founder of Environmental Legal Clinic and Master course in Environmental Law, all at University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. She specializes in environmental law with particular emphasis on access to environmental justice (Chevening scholarship for PhD research on public participation, equality and equity in environmental decision making and development of legal remedies to ensure effective and just environmental protection at Faculty of Law Oxford University and Fulbright Scholarship for postdoctoral research on access to environmental justice at Harvard Law School).

She has more than 17 years of professional experience of which 13 in the field of environmental law and policy. Throughout her career, she has cooperated with numerous international organizations (OSCE, Council of Europe, UN and EU programs, national authorities, NGOs, research organizations, business and financial institutions. She is a member of the IUCN World Commission (IUCN WCEL Climate Change Law Network 2021-2025). She was elected by the Government of Serbia to be a member of Negotiating Team for the Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the EU responsible for Green Agenda and Sustainable Connectivity where she developed a Serbian Negotiation position, coordinating work of 150 members of negotiation group, business society and civil society.

As a prominent lawyer and expert in the field she drafted several environmental laws and climate change law in a process of transposition of EU environmental acquis. Bearing in mind that full implementation of international, EU and national standards in access to environmental justice is based on understanding of sustainable development and rule of law, she had established a special program for education of judges and prosecutors that became a part of the standard education at the Judicial Academy. As a Team leader she developed several strategies and policies in different fields of environmental law to support national and regional institutions dealing with sustainable development. Throughout her career, Mirjana has continuously promoted the concept of sustainable development, fair and equitable governance of natural resource and fair access to environmental and climate justice as a response to growing societal and environmental challenges. She published more than 60 books and articles in the field of environmental law and climate change law.

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