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Dr Francesco Sindico

Reader In International Environ. Law


Personal statement

Francesco Sindico's research spans a number of International Law fields, with a particular focus on international environmental law and international trade law. He has published in peer review journals and edited collections in these fields. He has co-edited a book in Spanish on International Environmental Law and guest edited special issues of international law journals on climate change and the global economy, transboundary aquifers and international law and the management of the Guarani Aquifer System. 

Francesco Sindico welcomes PhD research applications in Public International Law dealing primarily (but not only) with international climate change law and policy (and its interaction with international trade law) and international water law (with a particular attention for the law of transboundary aquifers). 

Francesco Sindico has been involved in a number of externally funded projects, either as principal investigator or as work package leader and has extensive experience in organising international academic conferences. 

He is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian (mothertongue) and French.


The Guarani Aquifer Agreement 2010
Sindico Francesco
Multilateral Environmental TreatiesElgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law series Vol 5, (2017)
Anniversary special: The inaugural issue a decade later : Climate change and security
Sindico Francesco
Carbon and Climate Law Review Vol 11 (2017), pp. 187-190, (2017)
Soft, complex, and fragmented international climate change practice : what implications for international trade law?
Sindico Francesco, Gibson Julie
China's Influence on Non-Trade Concerns in International Economic LawChina's Influence on Non-Trade Concerns in International Economic Law, (2016)
IRENA and IEA : moving together towards a sustainable energy future—competition or collaboration?
Esu Federico, Sindico Francesco
Climate Law Vol 6, pp. 233-249, (2016)
Paris, climate change, and sustainable development
Sindico Francesco
Climate Law Vol 6, pp. 130-141, (2016)
National measures and WTO consistency : border measures and other instruments to prevent carbon leakage and level the carbon playing field
Sindico Francesco
The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change LawThe Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law, (2016)

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Professional activities

Environmental challenge : biodiversity, forestry, agriculture and food security (experiences from Scotland and the Aland Islands)
Re-Imagining Environmental Law in an Age of Sovereignty and Control: A Workshop
Invited speaker
2016 World Water Week
Invited speaker
2016 World Water Week
Invited speaker
2016 World Water Week
Invited speaker
International Conference on Adapting to Climate Change (ACC2016)
Keynote/plenary speaker

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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

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