Posted: January 24, 2024

Amelia is a Director of the Climate Change Legal Initiative and a doctoral student with the University of Strathclyde School of Law where she is pursuing research at the intersection of environmental law and human rights as a Fulbright Award recipient. Amelia practiced law in the United States for over a decade, with a focus on protecting a healthy environment and communities that depend on natural resources. She advocated for protection of water resources, forests, and imperilled species, and for proper accounting of climate impacts and planning for resiliency in agency decision-making. Through complex litigation before federal and state tribunals, she has developed expertise in the role of strategic litigation in environmental advocacy. Amelia has presented regularly on legal advocacy related to protecting forests, biodiversity, and freshwater resources. Amelia’s work with C2LI relates to her research examining the human right dimensions of impacts from climate change and rights-based approaches to redressing environmental harms.