Research Officer (Climate Change Legislation)
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Michal’s work focuses on climate change legislation and governance. She has been leading on Climate Change Laws of the World (formerly ‘the Global Climate Legislation Study’) since 2013. Michal holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. Her research explored patterns of global diffusion of climate change policies, and the contribution of global networks to advancement of policies. She also has an MA (cum laude) in Energy Policy and Management from the University of Haifa, an LLB in Law and an MBA (specialising in finance) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Previously, Michal worked at the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research, an environmental think tank in Israel, where, among others, she served on the professional advisory board for Israel’s national greenhouse gas mitigation plan, and was involved in drafting of environmental laws and policies. Prior to that, Michal headed competitive intelligence projects for multinational companies in the private sector.
Climate legislation – between the national and international levels Climate governance – incentive and dynamics among actors Dynamics of international policy diffusion Bounded rationality in the policy making processes