Chiara Armeni

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Chiara Armeni

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Chiara Armeni is Professor of Environmental Law at the Centre for European Law and an affiliated member of the IEE (Université libre de Bruxelles). Since 2020, she has been holding the interfaculty chair in environmental law, teaching, researching and supervising students in the Faculty of Law and Criminology, the IGEAT (Faculty of Science) and Solvay Business School.
 Chiara holds a PhD in Law (2020) and a specialised LL.M. in Environmental Law and Policy (2009) from University College London (UK). She also holds a BA (2005) and LLM (2007) from Università Roma Tre (Italy). During her studies, she participated in international programmes in France (Université Paris V 2004-2005) and the UK (LSE 2007).
Before joining ULB, Chiara was assistant professor in environmental law at University of Sussex, School of Law, Politics and Sociology (2016-2020) and research associate at University College London, Faculty of Laws (2009-2016). At UCL, she was co-director of the Centre for Law and the Environment (2015 – 2016) and vice-director of the Carbon Capture Legal Programme (2014-2016). Before starting her academic career, Chiara collaborated with the International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) in Geneva as a research associate (2008).

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Research Interests
Chiara’s research is concerned with legal aspects of environmental protection at different levels of governance, with special focus on the UK and EU decision-making.  She is particularly interested in public participation in environmental and planning decisions in the context of climate change mitigation and energy infrastructure. Her PhD thesis (under the supervision of Prof Maria Lee at UCL) explored the challenges of citizens and community participation in decision-making on the development of large offshore wind energy infrastructure (Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects) in England.
Chiara is currently developing her research exploring the legal and participatory aspects of the European Green Deal and the Just Transition. She is also interested in the relationship between law and literature in the climate crisis.

Co-funded by the European Union

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Call HORIZON-CL2-2021-DEMOCRACY-01 – Grant agreement n°101061621

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