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Dr Tiago de Melo Cartaxo

Senior Lecturer in Law

Tiago de Melo Cartaxo is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, Law School Cornwall, since 2021. Previously, he was an invited professor in Environmental Law and Administrative Law at NOVA School of Law Lisbon, where he was awarded a European PhD in Law, with a national grant and a Fulbright Scholarship for research at the University of Louisville. He has also received a Higher Education Teaching Certificate from Harvard University.

Holding a degree in Law from the University of Lisbon and an LLM in Environmental Law from the University of Coimbra, Tiago has founded and coordinated NOVA Law Green Lab and has been a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Surrey, working in transcontinental projects on governance and regulation of single-use plastics. He has worked as an attorney for law firms in Lisbon and advised local and national governments in the field of Environmental Law and Planning. Under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Tiago chaired the WPIEI (Basel) and coordinated an academic partnership with the Portuguese Environment Agency to monitor and implement international Conventions in the areas of waste and environmental assessment. He is a member of the ICC Commission on Environment and Energy and the ILA Committee on Sustainable Development and the Green Economy in International Trade Law.

Research interests

Tiago is open to multidisciplinary research in the following areas:

  • Environmental and Climate Law;
  • Environmental Rights and Environmental Justice;
  • Adaptive Mechanisms applied to Environmental Law;
  • Law and Circular Economy;
  • Regulation of Smart and Sustainable Cities; and
  • Sustainable Development Goals.

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