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Dr Ivano Alogna


 Dr Ivano Alogna joined BIICL in 2019 and is the Research Leader in Environmental and Climate Change Law at BIICL and leads the Institute's programme in this field .

He is an Associate Member of the Sorbonne Research Institute in International and European Law (IREDIES), Sorbonne Law School and contributes to global environmental discussions as a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), serving on its Climate Change Expert Group and Taskforce on the Rights of Nature. He is also an Expert of the "Environmental Law and Policy" Commission, IUCN French Committee. Ivano played a pivotal role as the General Rapporteur of the "Global Pact for the Environment"  project, led by the French Constitutional Council, and participated in the European Law Institute (ELI) project on "Ecocide" .

Moreover, Ivano is a licensed Attorney-at-Law at the Bar of Milan.
Ivano lectures on various aspects of law, including International and Comparative Environmental Law, Climate Change Law and Litigation, Environmental Liability, Private Law, Sustainable Consumer Law, and Comparative Law. He held the position of Assistant Professor in Private Law (ATER en droit privé et sciences criminelles) at the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and currently lectures on Global Environmental Law (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Climate Change Law, Civil and Criminal Environmental Liability (Catholic University of Lyon) and Comparative Law (Paris Dauphine-PSL, London campus). At BIICL, Ivano has developed a programme of environmental and climate change law courses, including a new course on Climate Change Litigation .


Dr Ivano Alogna

Research Leader in Environmental and Climate Change Law

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He co-edited influential books like 'Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives'  (Brill, 2021) and 'Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Regional, Comparative and Sectoral Perspectives'  (Intersentia, 2023). His PhD thesis, "The Circulation of Legal Models in the Environmental Field: Toward a Global Environmental Law" - Special Jury Prize by the French Society of Environmental Law (SFDE)  - is forthcoming with LGDJ.
Ivano holds a PhD in Comparative and International Environmental Law from the Sorbonne Law School, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He also earned an LLM in Environmental Law from the Universities of Paris 1 and Paris 2 and several diplomas in Law, Comparative Law, and Environmental Law from prestigious universities in France, Italy, and Spain.

Throughout his career, Ivano undertook numerous international research stays, enriching his comparative perspectives at institutions like the University of Glasgow (Scotland), Louisiana State University (USA), SOAS University of London (England), Indian Law Institute (India), and University of Wuhan (China).

Ivano spearheads BIICL's innovative Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics  project, which created the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation . This evolutive and collaborative open-access platform provides a selection of tools for anyone interested in this kind of litigation: NGOs, companies, government bodies and local communities, as well as other affected groups and individuals around the world and those representing them. The project was one of three finalists for the Basel Peace Office 2023 PACEY Awards  European Project Category.

His research interests span Private Law, Legal Theory, Comparative Law, and Legal History.

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