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Eva Schulev-Steindl is full professor of Pub­lic Law and Economic Law at the University of Graz and member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences´ Commission on Climate and Air Quality, where she coordinates the joint research focus on “Climate and Law”.

Her main area of research is environmental and climate law (industrial installa­tions, environmental impact assessment, air pollution control, public participation esp. within the framework of the Aarhus Convention, climate lawsuits).

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Prof. Dr. Oliver Ruppel specializes at the Research Center ClimLaw at Graz University in the field of climate change law and is professor for public and international law at Stellenbosch University.

His research is focused on environmental and climate change law, as well as world trade law and the right for sustainable development.

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Gerhard Schnedl is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Law and Political Science at the University of Graz and co-organizer of the Graz Environmental Law Forum. 

His research is focused on Austrian and European environmental and industrial installations law (ia author of a textbook “Umweltrecht im Überblick”, various publications on climate law).

Renate Pirstner-Ebner is assistant accociate at the Institute of Public Law and Political Sience.

Her topic of research is Energy Law focused on Climate Protection Energy Law (particularly renewable energy and energy efficiency).

Carlotta Garofalo is a Ph.D. student in Administrative and Constitutional Law, and a member of the Doctoral Program Climate Change at the University of Graz.

Her research focuses on climate lawsuits against States as a form of strategic litigation.​ 

Larissa Jane is a university assistant since January 2021 and works on climate change with particular attention to related energy law and sustainable development within the European Union and African Union.

The focus lies on energy poverty and energy security across legislative bodies and supranational and national governance structures, as well as how to address energy access through just decarbonisation practices.

Emil is a university assistant since January 2021. In his diploma thesis, he adresses the question as to which requirements set out in the primary and secondary law of the EU and the Austrian constitutional law have to be met by a photovoltaic support system for blockchain-based energy communities.

Lydia Omuko-Jung is a Kenyan Attorney and currently a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Public Law and Political Science.

She is part of the Doctoral Programme Climate Change where her research focuses on legal aspects of consumption-based instruments for climate change mitigation.

Christoph Romirer completed his law degree at the University of Graz in 2017. His doctoral research focuses on the enhancement of climate law-related balancing decisions with interdisciplinary methods and their integration into the legal decision making process.

Julia is a university assistant since January 2021 and works on climate change with particular attention to related legislation and jurisprudence in Austria.

The focus lies on climate change lawsuits against states based on fundamental rights, which enable the individual to sue for the state’s climate-friendly behavior and demand compliance with its obligations under international law.

Contact

Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr.iur. LL.M. (LSE)

Eva Schulev-Steindl

Institute of Public Law and Political Science

Universitätsstraße 15/D3
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 6707

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