Keynote Speakers

Karen Morrow

Professor in Environmental Law, Swansea University (2007-date), formerly Leeds University, Durham University, the Queen’s university of Belfast and the University of Buckingham. Founding co-editor of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment.

Karen Morrow jpgShe has published widely on public participation in environmental law with particular emphasis on gender, including: ‘Climate Change, Major Groups and the Importance of a Seat at the Table: Women and the UNFCC Negotiations’, in Jereja Penca and Correa de Andrade (eds.), The Dominance of Climate Change in Environmental Law: Taking Stock for Rio +20,  European University Institute (2012);  ‘Ecofeminism and the environment: international law and climate change’ in M. Davies and V. Munro (eds.) The Ashgate Companion to Feminist Legal Theory (2013); ‘Ecofeminist Approaches to the Construction of Knowledge and Coalition Building – Offering a way forward for international environmental law and policy’ in A. Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos and V. Brooks (eds.) Handbook of Research Methods in Environmental Law Edward Elgar (2017); Changing the Climate of Participation: The Development of the Gender Constituency in the Global Climate Change Regime’ in S. Macgregor (ed.): Gender and Environment Handbook Routledge (2017); ‘Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals’ in Duncan French and Louis J. Kotzé (eds): Sustainable Development Goals Law, Theory and Implementation Edward Elgar (2018); and ‘The fragility of climate, human responsibility and finding the impetus to act decisively – investigating the potential of the ethics of care’ in Jordi Jaria-Manzano and Susana Borras (eds), Research Handbook on Global Climate Constitutionalism Edward Elgar (2019).

Lina Muñoz-Avila

Colombian lawyer, PhD in Law. Director of the Postdegree and the Master of Environmental Law and Management at Universidad del Rosario in Bogota where she serves as lecturer and advisor in Environmental Law in the Legal Clinic of Public Interest  (Public Actions Group – GAP by its Spanish acronym).

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She has been legal adviser for the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia and consultant to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) of the United Nations, the World Resources Institute, the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues – UfU of Germany, among others. She was part of the negotiation process of the Escazú Agreement of access rights to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters. Her areas of interest and academic publications include environmental law and democracy, climate change and strategic litigation”.

Amanda B. M. Fadigas

Bachelor of Laws and PhD in Environment,  she has worked in several disciplines in her career, especially intersecting the social and environmental fields.  She is a professor of postgraduate and undergraduate students, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Girona and the Open University of Catalonia, where she teaches Environmental Law. In addition, she has eventually collaborated with the postgraduate program in Rural Extension of the Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil).  IMG_7151

In recent years, she has developed a special expertise in environmental and gender issues. Her research has focused on qualitative research that reveals and develops the potential of this perspective for studies on sustainability, culture, vulnerability, resilience actions, participatory citizenship, local knowledge, territory, governance and socio-environmental risks. The contributions of her works have been well received by public institutions such as the Chico Mendes Institute for the Conservation of Biodiversity (Brazil) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular.