Associate Academic Officer/Legal Expert at UNU-EHS.
He is acting as focal point for legal issues associated with environmental degradation and adverse effects of climate change, such as institutional vulnerabilities and adaptation, climate equity, climate justice, human rights, forced migration, etc., conducting research on conceptual and comparative frameworks of legal perceptions of environmental vulnerabilities, resilience and sustainable development impacts with distinct and positive reflection in policy making.
Best known for initiating and developing the concept of ‘international hybrid law’ in 2007 – a legal research tool which uses human rights, environmental and refugee/migration law in climate change-related case analysis – his experience includes field research in the Pacific, Europe and Asia, and consultancies for different universities, organizations and United Nations agencies.
He is currently an AXA Postdoc Fellow operating several key projects on: organizational development and cooperation (PIFS, UNFCCC, UNCCD); climate-legal policy development (World Bank/LJD, GEO6); and academic outreach (UPEACE, Univ. of Bonn School of Law).