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Climate Change Litigation InitiativeBolivia

Paola Villavicencio Calzadilla

Paola Villavicencio Calzadilla is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law and the Tarragona Center for Environmental Law Studies (CEDAT) of the University Rovira i Virgili (URV), Spain. She received her PhD in Law, specialty in climate change law (2013) and her Master’s Degree on Environmental Law (2010), both from the URV. After completing her PhD, she undertook a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Faculty of Law of the North-West University (South Africa). Over the course of her career, she has been involved in several research projects and has collaborated with research centers, including the IUCN Environmental Law Centre – ELC (Germany) and the Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). She worked as an attorney for public and private institutions and supported grassroots organizations and NGOs from Spain, Ecuador and Bolivia. She is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) and of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Her main areas of interest include climate change law and governance, human rights and climate change, climate justice and energy justice, sustainable development goals and the ecocentric rights paradigm. She authored and co-authored several academic publications on these themes.