Dr Francesco Sindico
Dr Francesco Sindico started on 18 April 2011 in his new position as Lecturer in International Law with CEPMLP. Francesco brings to the Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management a combined expertise on international climate change and energy law and policy, on the one hand, and on international groundwater law, on the other. Both areas are analysed through the lens of Public International Law.
Previously a Lecturer at the School of Law of the University of Surrey, UK, where he also acted as Deputy Director of the Environmental Regulatory Research Group, Francesco holds a PhD in Law from the Universitat Jaume I in Castellon de la Plana, Spain and an LLM in International Law and International Relations from the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid. His doctoral research focused on the interplay between international climate measures and the law of the World Trade Organisation. Francesco has also worked on the links between climate change and security and is currently interested in exploring how climate change per se, and the development of the international climate change regime in particular, may pose challenges to the foundations of Public International Law.
Francesco’s other main research interest lies in international groundwater law. From 2009 to 2011 he led an EPRSC-KT fellowship project in which he focused on the impact of the UN International Law Commission Draft Articles on the law of transboundary aquifers on the management of the Guarani Aquifer System in Latin America. Linked to this project Francesco has organised two seminars on this topic. The second one will take place in September 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and is titled “The Management of the Guarani Aquifer System: An Example of Cooperation”. Both events contribute to the UNESCO ISARM (Internationally Shared Aquifers Resource Management) Initiative.
Francesco is currently engaged in a number of editorial activities. He is Associate Editor of the journal Carbon and Climate Law Review, a member of the Editorial Committee of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal and a founding member of the European Society of International Law Interest Group in International Environmental Law
Role in the Project
Collaborating in the University of Dundee contributions to the POLINARES project.