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Massimiliano Montini is Professor of European Union Law at the University of Siena (Italy), where he teaches European Union Law and Sustainable Development Law. At the University of Siena, he is Director of the Environmental Legal Team and Co-Director of the Research Group R4S (Regulation for Sustainability). Moreover, he is Scientific Director of the Europe Direct Siena Centre.   

He is a Life-Member of Clare Hall College at the University of Cambridge. Moreover, he is Vice-Chair of the Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA) and a member of several scientific networks, including the United Nations Knowledge Network “Harmony with Nature”, the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) and the Group of European Environmental Lawyers Avosetta.

His main research interests relate to International and European Union Environmental Law, with a special focus on the transition from Environmental Law to Ecological Law, on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Regulation for Sustainability.

C-EENRG Fellow
Professor of European Union Law
University of Siena
Professor Massimiliano  Montini