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Professor Elisa Morgera

Law

Personal statement

Elisa Morgera is Professor of Global Environmental Law and Co-Director of Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance. She specializes in international, European and comparative environmental law, with a particular focus on the interaction between biodiversity law and human rights (particularly those of indigenous peoples and local communities), equity and sustainability in natural resource development, oceans governance, and corporate accountability. Elisa has also researched the environmental dimensions of the external relations of the European Union (EU).

 

 

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    Elisa has direct experience of international law-making in the areas of biodiversity, oceans and corporate environmental accountability; and of participatory reform of national legislation on natural resources (forests, fisheries, mountains, organic agriculture, wildlife).

     

    Elisa speaks Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese. She has conducted field work (for the UN or on academic research projects) in Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, Comoros, Croatia, Dominica, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Jordan, Malaysia, Namibia, Niue, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Syria, Tonga, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Uruguay.

     

Publications

Fair and equitable benefit-sharing in a new treaty on marine biodiversity : a principled approach towards partnership building?
Morgera Elisa
Maritime Safety and Security Law Journal, (2018)
Linking small-scale fisheries to international obligations on marine technology transfer
Morgera Elisa, Ntona Maria
Marine Policy Vol 93, pp. 295-306, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.07.021
Connecting SDG 14 with the other sustainable development goals through marine spatial planning
Ntona Maria, Morgera Elisa
Marine Policy Vol 93, pp. 214-222, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.06.020
Fair and equitable benefit-sharing
Morgera Elisa
Principles of Environmental LawPrinciples of Environmental Law, (2018)
Realizing the objectives of public international environmental law through private contracts : the need for a dialogue with private international law scholars
Morgera Elisa, Gillies Lorna
Linkages and Boundaries in Private and Public International LawLinkages and Boundaries in Private and Public International Law, (2018)
Study Into Criteria to Identify a Specialized International Access and Benefit-sharing Instrument, and a Possible Process for Its Recognition
Morgera Elisa, Switzer Stephanie, Tsioumani Elsa
(2018)

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Research interests

Prof Elisa Morgera was awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant (2013-2018) on the legal concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing in different areas of international law (environment, oceans and human rights) and a grant under the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme (funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)) investigating specifically fair and equitable benefit-sharing in international fisheries law and policy (2015-2016). Both projects are inter-disciplinary in nature.

 

Elisa has recently guest-edited a special issue of the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) on comparative environmental law (volume 24:4, 2015); and coordinated two edited volumes: the Research Handbook on International Law and Natural Resources (forth late 2016, Edward Elgar), co-edited with Prof Kati Kulovesi; and an Encyclopedia on Nature Conservation Law (forth March 2017, Edward Elgar), co-edited with Prof Jona Razzaque.

Professional activities

UN Convention on Biological Diversity (External organisation)
Advisor
2016
European Commission (External organisation)
Advisor
2015
Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (Journal)
Guest editor
2015
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (External organisation)
Advisor
2014
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (Publisher)
Editor
2012
UN Convention on Biological Diversity (External organisation)
Member
2011

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Projects

Legislative Study on the Right to Water for Food and Agriculture
Switzer, Stephanie (Researcher) Morgera, Elisa (Principal Investigator) Vermeylen, Saskia (Co-investigator) Webster, Elaine (Co-investigator) Sindico, Francesco (Co-investigator)
Legislative Study on the Right to Water for Food and Agriculture - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Period 10-Aug-2017 - 31-May-2018
Nagoya Protocol Article 4(4)
Switzer, Stephanie (Co-investigator) Morgera, Elisa (Principal Investigator)
Study on behalf of Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 15-Mar-2018
Nagoya Protocol Article 4(4)
Morgera, Elisa (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 15-Mar-2018
EBSAs & SOI Global Dialogues
Morgera, Elisa (Principal Investigator)
Period 15-Oct-2017 - 31-Jul-2018
Legislative Study on the Right to Water for Food and Agriculture
Morgera, Elisa (Principal Investigator) Sindico, Francesco (Co-investigator) Vermeylen, Saskia (Co-investigator) Webster, Elaine (Co-investigator)
Period 10-Aug-2017 - 31-May-2018
BENELEX
Morgera, Elisa (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2016 - 31-Oct-2018

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