Joana is on a 3-year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research focuses on climate litigation and legislation, and she has a particular interest on subnational climate policies and action.
Joana Setzer holds a PhD in Environment and Development from the LSE. Her thesis focused on the international relations undertaken by subnational governments, particularly in the field of climate change. Joana also holds a Masters in environmental policy from the LSE, and a Masters in environmental science from the University of Sao Paulo. Before starting her post-doc Joana worked as the external affairs coordinator of the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD). Before moving to the UK, Joana worked for eight years as an environmental lawyer in Brazil.
- Climate litigation
- Subnational diplomacy
- Multilevel climate and environmental governance
- Climate change and environmental legislation