Prof. Cristiane Derani

Cristiane Derani is a Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brasil, where she teaches Public International Law, International Economic Law and International Environmental Law. She is also Research Coordinator and Head of the research group on ‘Advanced Studies of Economics and Environment in International Law’ (EMAE), as well as a Researcher of the Brazilian National Research Agency (CNPq). Since 2017 she is sub-coordinator of the Program of Post-Graduate Studies in Law at the Federal University of Santa Catarina.  Since 2016 she is fellow of the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance at University of Cambridge.

She graduated in Law from 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), where she worked as Associated Professor (1997-2004). She conducted post-doctoral studies at Ecole des HautesEtudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), in France, about the Privatisation of Public Services and Sustainable Development (1999), and passed her Aggregation in Law at USP in 2001. From 2000 to 2007, she was a Professor at Pablo d’Olavide University in Seville, Spain, teaching environmental law and sustainable development. She was also a 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 Universität (2005). She was responsible for the creation of a Master’s degree at University of the State of Amazonas, where she also taught from 2004 to 2009. She has experience as part of the Brazilian delegation for the COP 8 and 9 of the Convention on Biological Diversity. From 1999 to 2009, she worked as an environmental lawyer and was associated with the Union for Ethical Biotrade(2008-2011).

Cristiane has published two solo-authored monographs: ‘Environmental Economic Law’ (Direito AmbientalEconômico) and ‘Privatisation and Public Service’(Privatização e Serviços Públicos). She has also edited several volumes and published numerous articles on environmental law, economic law, biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable development law. Her main research areas are in environmental international law, globalisation and sustainable development, climate change and energy governance, food security and trade law.