Fernand Braudel Fellow
from 1 September 2018 to 30 November 2018
Postal address: Department of Law | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence | Italy
Villa Salviati - Office SACA 413, Castello
A graduate of the London School of Economics (LLM) and the EUI (PhD), she is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University College Cork, Ireland. A qualified barrister (called to the Irish Bar in 1995), she is currently Vice-Chair of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee. She has been a member of the statutory Advisory Committee to the Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland) since 2013. She was recently a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Citizens’ Assembly on the climate change module of its work. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee and the Expert Academic Panel at Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple, London. She is a board member of the Irish Centre for European Law and a member of the Avosetta Group of Experts on EU Environmental Law. In 2014/15, she was a Senior Emile Noël Fellow at New York University School of Law. Her research focuses primarily on access to justice, environmental law enforcement, climate law and governance and implementation of the Aarhus Convention.
Research while at the EUI
During her stay at the European University Institute as Fernand Braudel Senior Research Fellow, she will be working on a project focusing on legal and other mechanisms to promote compliance with climate obligations – with particular reference to the experience in Ireland. The project examines critically the impact of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 and the work of the Citizens’ Assembly in promoting compliance with climate obligations. The aim of the project is to provide a state of the art analysis of Irish climate law and litigation, to assess its impact on Government policy in response to the climate challenge and to chart likely future directions. In addition to the provisions of the 2015 Act, particular attention is focused on how constitutional law, human rights law and EU law (including EU climate law and environmental impact assessment law) have been deployed in climate litigation in Ireland.