Elisa Morgera

Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG), University of Strathclyde

Elisa Morgera is Professor of Global Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School and Director of the GCRF One Ocean Hub programme. She specializes in international, European and comparative environmental law, with a particular focus on the interaction between biodiversity law and human rights (particularly those of indigenous peoples and local communities), equity and sustainability in natural resource development, oceans governance, and corporate accountability. Elisa has also researched the environmental dimensions of the external relations of the European Union (EU). She has been contributing to the Scottish debate on the implications of Brexit for environmental governance and human rights in a variety of roles – currently as an appointed member of the National Task Force on Human Rights Leadership. Elisa has served as a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO), IUCN, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Commission and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In addition, Elisa has participated as an observer in international environmental negotiations, including under the CBD and on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, since 2005. Prior to joining academia, Elisa served as a legal officer for FAO, advising over fifty countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the South Pacific on improving domestic legislation on natural resources; and as an environmental management officer for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Eastern Caribbean. Elisa has completed the five-year ERC Starting Grant BENELEX.