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Karla Zambrano holds a PhD in Law and a LL.M. in Advocacy from the University of Valencia, Spain. Her doctoral thesis, entitled "The challenge of climate change in International and European Law", received the qualification of Outstanding CUM LAUDE and international mention.

She held a pre-doctoral scholarship from the Ministry of Science and Universities of Spain and is currently carrying out her post-doctoral research, also with funding from the Ministry, in the Adolfo Miaja de la Muela International Law Department at the University of Valencia, where she teaches in the subjects of Public International Law and International Environmental Law.

Karla Zambrano is a member of the University of Valencia's research group "Sustainable development, global and regional governance, contemporary international and European order - DSGMROIEC." Previously she was a visiting researcher in the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance (C-EENRG), University of Cambridge; the Institut de recherche en Droit International et Européen de la Sorbonne (IREDIES), University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; the Centre for International Law and Governance (CILG), University of Copenhagen; and the Institute of Political Science and Administration, University of Opole in Poland.

Karla is recognised for her participation in national and international colloquia and seminars, as well as for her publications on the legal treatment of climate change and migration. She has been awarded the "Tomás y Valiente" prize of the University of Valencia for the best legal research in 2021 and has attended multiple specialisation courses in different areas of Law.

As part of her professional career, Karla Zambrano was a practising lawyer at the Valencia Bar Association (ICAV) from 2015 until July 2019, specialising in immigration law and active defense of human rights and the environment.

Former visiting scholar
Karla Zambrano