Lorenzo Cotula 

SCELG Staff Member

Lorenzo Cotula is Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Law School, where he contributes research and teaching at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance. He is also a Principal Researcher in Law and Sustainable Development at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and he leads IIED’s Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment initiative. Lorenzo’s work involves legal and socio-legal research, national and international policy engagement and field-level projects on the legal arenas where natural resource governance meets the global economy – cutting across land and natural resource law; international investment law; human rights; political economy of natural resources and foreign investment; and legal empowerment, citizen agency and public accountability. 

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