Lannette Kambole Chiti

PhD Researcher

Lannette Kambole Chiti holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Zambia; a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in Marine and Environmental Law from University of Cape Town; and a BPhil Degree in Sustainable Development Planning and Management from the University of Stellenbosch.

Lannette’s PhD research is in the field of energy and climate and is premised on the scientific finding that the energy sector is the largest single contributor to global warming. Her research therefore seeks to determine the extent to which international law applicable to energy is capable of facilitating a global transition to the use of sustainable energy, which is crucial for climate change mitigation.

Recent activities include:

  • publishing a book review: The Politics and Institutions of Global Energy Governance, by Thijs Van De Graaf, published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, for the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) Volume 24 (2) 2015
  • attending the Vienna Energy Forum (2015) themed 'Sustainable Energy for Inclusive Development' June 2015, organised by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
  • participating in a Pitch and Poster competition organised by the School of Humanities & Social Sciences for the Graduate School research day. Exhibiting a poster depicting her research and making a live one-minute presentation to convey to the audience the essence of her research with the help of one power point slide) May 2015