Professor Lavanya Rajamani
Was a Visiting Fellow from 12 May 2012 to 30 June 2012.
lrajamani [at] gmail.com
Lavanya Rajamani, LL.M. (Yale), B.C.L. & D.Phil. (Oxon), is a Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. She was previously a University Lecturer in Environmental Law, and Fellow & Director of Studies in Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge. She writes, teaches and advises on international environmental law, in particular international climate change law and policy.
Lavanya Rajamani is author of Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law (OUP, 2006), co-editor of Implementation of International Environmental Law (Hague Academy of International Law, 2011), Promoting Compliance in an Evolving Climate Regime (CUP, 2011) Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice (CUP, 2011) and and numerous articles in peer-reviewed legal journals. She is the Rapporteur for the International Law Association’s Committee on Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change, and an Indian member of the Academic Advisory Group of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association.
Lavanya Rajamani served as English Director of Studies for the 2008 research session on Implementation of International Environmental Law at the Hague Academy of International Law, and taught at the Academy’s External Program in Beijing in 2009.
She has worked as a consultant to, among others, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) Secretariat, the Indian Ministry for Environment and Forests, the Danish Ministry of Climate Change and Energy, the UNDP, the World Bank, and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). She has worked on and followed the climate negotiations since 1997, in different capacities, including as an AOSIS negotiator during the negotiations for the Marrakech Accords, and as a legal advisor to the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long term Cooperative Action under the FCCC in the lead up to the Copenhagen Conference.
Lavanya Rajamani visited the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment as a Senior Academic Visitor in 2009, 2010 and 2011. She is returning for another visit in May-June 2012.
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Lavanya Rajamani and Sandrine Maljean-Dubois (eds), Implementation of International Environmental Law, Center for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations, Hague Academy of International Law (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Netherlands, 2011)
Jutta Brunnée, Meinhard Doelle and Lavanya Rajamani (eds), Promoting Compliance in An Evolving Climate Regime (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2011)
Richard Lord, Silke Goldberg, Lavanya Rajamani and Jutta Brunnée (eds), Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2011)
Rajamani L., ‘Differentiation in the Emerging Climate Regime,’ 14(1) Theoretical Inquiries in Law (forthcoming 2013)
with Scott J., ‘EU Climate Change Unilateralism,’ 23(2) European Journal of International Law (2012)
Rajamani L., ‘The Durban Platform for Enhanced Action & the Future of the Climate Regime,’ 61 International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2012)
Rajamani L. ‘The Changing Fortunes of Differential Treatment in the Evolution of International Environmental Law,’ 88(3) International Affairs 605-623 (2012)
Rajamani L., ‘The Climate Regime in Evolution: The Disagreements that Survive the Cancun Agreements,’ 2 Climate and Carbon Law Review 136-146 (2011)
Rajamani L., ‘The Cancun Climate Change Agreements: Reading the Text, Subtext and Tealeaves’, 60(2) International & Comparative Law Quarterly 499-519 (April 2011)
Rajamani L., ‘India and Climate Change: Contextualizing India’s Approach to Carbon Capture and Storage Technology’, in Ian Havercroft and Richard Macrory (eds), Carbon Capture and Storage: Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2011)
Rajamani L., ‘Developing Countries & Compliance in the Climate Regime’, in Jutta Brunnée, Meinhard Doelle and Lavanya Rajamani (eds), Promoting Compliance in the Climate Regime (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2011)
Rajamani L. and Ghosh. S, ‘Climate Change Liability: India’, in, Lord R., Goldberg S., Rajamani L. and Brunnée J. (eds), Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2011)
Rajamani L., ‘The Reach and Limits of the Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities in the Climate Change Regime’ in Navroz Dubash (ed), Handbook on Climate Change in India (Earthscan, UK, 2011)
Navroz Dubash and Rajamani L. (guest editors, Special Issue), ‘Beyond Copenhagen: Next Steps’, Climate Policy 10 (November 2010)
Rajamani L., ‘The Increasing Currency and Relevance of Rights-Based Perspectives in the International Negotiations on Climate Change’, 22(3) Journal of Environmental Law 391-429 (October 2010)
Rajamani L., ‘The Making and Unmaking of the Copenhagen Accord’ 59(3) International & Comparative Law Quarterly 824 (2010)
Rajamani L., ‘Community Based Property Rights Regimes and Resource Conservation in India’s Forests’, in Aileen McHarg et al (eds), Property Rights in Energy and Natural Resources Law (Oxford University Press, UK, 2010)
Rajamani L. and Sengupta. A, ‘The Supreme Court’, in Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta (eds), Oxford Companion to Politics in India 80 (Oxford University Press, India, 2010)