Barbara Pozzo is professor of comparative law at the University of Insubria (Como-Italy), where she is the Director of the Department of Law, Economics and Cultures. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative environmental law from the University of Florence. She is Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, where she has been national reporter on climate change issues. She has participated to the drafting of the Italian National Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change. She has directed and participated to various national and international research groups on climate change issues. She has recently been awarded a UNESCO Chair.