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Climate Change Litigation InitiativeNorway

Esmeralda Colombo

Esmeralda Colombo is an affiliate at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen, Norway, where she wrote her PhD dissertation on access to justice in climate change matters. Her current projects deal with climate risk. She received her law degree specializing in international law from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy; her LL.M. in European legal studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium; and her LL.M. from Columbia University, United States, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and recipient of the Parker School Certificate in International and Comparative Law. She is now completing the Certificate on Financing and Deploying Clean Energy offered by Yale University.

She was a law clerk at the Tribunal of Milan, and is admitted to practice in Italy and New York State. She interned at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and worked as a Research Assistant to Prof. Michael B. Gerrard. Her publishing activity spans from international law to environmental and energy law, Norwegian law, deep ecology, comparative law, and the Italian legal culture. She has been a Legal Fellow at the CISDL—Peace, Justice and Governance Program—in Montreal since December 2016. @ColomEsmeralda