Max Weber Fellow
Department of Law
Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies
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Giada Giacomini holds a PhD in Public, Comparative and International Law from La Sapienza University of Rome. She has recently published her monograph Indigenous Peoples and Climate Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). Before entering the EUI, she worked as postdoctoral researcher at Ca' Foscari University of Venice in a project on eco-social work and eco-welfare. Previously, she undertook another postdoctoral position at Eurac Research in the project 'Climate change policy integration in the Autonomous Provinces of Italy and Austria'. Upon completion of her PhD, she worked as an Intern at the Independent Redress Mechanism of the Green Climate Fund. Giada is a member of IWGIA and GHNRE, and part of the Expert Network of the programme UN Harmony with Nature. Giada is currently part of the Teaching Staff at the High Training Course 'Women, Peace and Mediation' at La Sapienza University of Rome.Giada's research project at the EUI is titled 'Rights of Nature and Indigenous Knowledge: a counter-hegemonic response to climate change?'. It aims at critically investigating the interrelation between Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous cosmovision and Rights of Nature in order to understand how such approaches are conceptualizing and responding to climate change and to the current environmental crisis. The project aims to do this by analysing examples of environmental conservation and climate governance in Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas where Nature is conceived as sacred and/or Rights of Nature are recognized.