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Joana Setzer

London School of Economics and Political Science

Based in

United Kingdom

Joana Setzer’s research explores the engagement of subnational governments and the role of courts in climate governance. She is currently serving as a Contributing Author for the IPCC AR6. She regularly serves as a consultant for a range of international and non-governmental organisations. She was a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow (2016-2019). She holds a PhD (2014) and an MSc in Environment and Development from the LSE (2009), a Masters in Environmental Science from the University of Sao Paulo (2007), and an BA in Law from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo (2001). Prior to joining the LSE, she worked as an environmental lawyer in Brazil, and served as the external affairs coordinator of Regions4.

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Yoshida, K. & Joana Setzer. 2020. “The Trends and Challenges of Climate Change Litigation and Human Rights,” European Human Rights Law Review (July 2020).

Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, & Joana Setzer. 2020. “Global Lessons from Climate Change Legislation and Litigation,” Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy, National Bureau of Economic Research (June 2020).

Joana Setzer, Elisa Sainz de Murieta, Ibon Galarraga, Fernando Rei, &  Mariângela Mendes Lomba Pinho. 2020. “Transnationalization of climate adaptation by regional governments and the RegionsAdapt initiative,” Global Sustainability (April 2020).

Joana Setzer & Lisa Benjamin. 2020. “Climate Litigation in the Global South: Constraints and Innovations,” Transnational Environmental Law (March 2020).

Joana Setzer & Lisa C. Vanhala. 2019. “Climate change litigation: A review of research on courts and litigants in climate governance,” WIREs Climate Change (March 2019).

Joana Setzer & Karen Anderton. 2019. “Subnational leaders and diplomacy.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies, Oxford University Press (May 2019). 

Joana Setzer, Kamyla Cunha, & Amália Botter-Fabri. 2019. “Climate Litigation: New frontiers for environmental law in Brazil,” Sao Paulo: Editora Revista dos Tribunais (Portuguese) (March 2019).

Geetanjali Ganguly, Joana Setzer, & Veerle Heyvaert. 2018. “If at first you don’t succeed: Suing corporations for climate change,” Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (October 2018).

Joana Setzer & Mook Bangalore. 2017. “Climate change in the courts: An overview of litigation drivers and outcomes in 27 jurisdictions.” In Climate Change Legislation: Content and Application, Edward Elgar (January 2017).

Joana Setzer. 2015. “Testing the boundaries of subnational diplomacy: The international climate action of local and regional governments,” Transnational Environmental Law (October 2015).