Juliana Vélez Echeverri

Research Associate in Climate Greenwashing Litigation


Juliana Vélez Echeverri is a Research Associate in Climate Greenwashing Litigation at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Reading School of Law, and the recipient of a University of Reading International Research Studentship award. Her research focuses on examining the opportunities and risks that trigger and constrain climate litigation.

Juliana has extensive experience in climate litigation research and practice, as well as investigative journalism. In 2014, Juliana co-founded the Latin-American Centre of Environmental Law (CELEAM). As a CELEAM researcher, she co-designed and coordinated the first research project on climate displacement based on litigation practices in Colombia. Juliana collaborated in bringing the world’s first post-disaster climate displacement case against a government to review by a High Court (Huffington vs Presidencia de la República y otros). She has worked as a campaigner and research consultant for investigative journalism organisations such as Global Witness and ARIA.

Juliana holds a Postgraduate Specialisation in Environmental Law from the Universidad Externado de Colombia, and an Undergraduate Degree in Law from the Universidad de Medellín, Colombia.