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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance


Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in International Economic and Environmental Law. Head of the research group on ‘Advanced Studies of Economics and Environment in International Law’ (EMAE), Researcher of the Brazilian National Research Agency (CNPq). Vice-Chancellor of Graduate Studies since August 2018.

Graduated in Law at São Paulo State University (1988), wrote her PhD dissertation at J.W. Goethe Universitaet, Frankfurt a.M. (1991-1993), and was awarded a Ph.D. in Economic Law at USP (1996), subsequently working there as Associated Professor (1997-2004). 
Conducted post-doctoral studies at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), in France, (1999), Aggregation in Law at USP in 2001. From 2000 to 2007, she was 
a Professor at Pablo d’Olavide University in Seville, Spain. Visiting Scholar at the European University Institute (2001), a Visiting Professor at Maison de Sciences de l’Homme (2005), as well as a Visiting Professor at the J.W. Goethe Universitaet (2005). Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, UK (2016), and the University of Newcastle, Australia (2018 and 2020).

Responsible for the creation of a Master’s degree at University of the State of Amazonas (2003). Part of the Brazilian delegation for the COP 8 and 9 of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Is member of the United Nations Program Harmonia with Nature. Member of the steering committee of ELGA-Ecological Law and Governance Association. Coordinator of the network of the new Latin American constitutionalism for the State of Santa Catarina. C-EENRG Fellow at the University of Cambridge and member of Cambridge Global Food Security. Member of International Society of Ecological Economics - ISEE. Consultant of SAPEA - Science Advice for Policy of European Academies.

Published two single-authored monographs: ‘Environmental Economic 
Law’ and ‘Privatisation and Public
Service’. Edited several volumes and published numerous articles on environmental law, economic law, biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable development law. Main research areas are in international environmental law, globalisation and sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, food security and trade law.

C-EENRG Fellow
Professor in International Economic and Environmental Law
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Professor Cristiane  Derani