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Joana Setzer

Research Officer
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


 Joana is on a 3-year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research will focus on climate legislation and litigation, and she has a particular interest on subnational climate policies and action. Joana Setzer holds a PhD in Environment and Development from the LSE. Her thesis focused on the international relations undertaken by subnational governments, particularly in the field of climate change. Joana also holds a Masters in environmental policy from the LSE, and a Masters in environmental science from the University of Sao Paulo. Before starting her post-doc Joana worked as the external affairs coordinator of the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD). Before moving to the UK, Joana worked for eight years as an environmental lawyer in Brazil.

Research Interest

  Subnational diplomacy Multilevel climate and environmental governance Climate change and environmental legislation

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