Posted: January 25, 2024

Francesco is the Founder and Co-Director of the Climate Change Legal Initiative. Together with Makane Moïse Mbengue he was the editor of the book “Comparative Climate Change Litigation: Beyond the Usual Suspects” that has led to C2LI. He is an expert in international law and has academic and practical experience not only in climate change, but also in international water law and sustainable development law. He provides legal advice to international organisations and governments in matters of international law and climate change and enjoys translating his academic work into policy oriented and practical outputs. C2LI feeds on this interest and need to make academic work useful and relevant. Francesco is fluent in Italian (mother tongue), English, Spanish and French. He has worked in Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean and Southern Africa. In addition to C2LI, Francesco was the Founder of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG), is the Co-Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law Climate Change Law Specialist Group, and Co-Chair of the IWRA Islands and Water Congress.