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Lavanya Rajamani is a Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. She has a D.Phil. and B.C.L. from Oxford, an LL.M. from Yale Law School, and a B.A. LL.B. (Hons) from the National Law School of India, Bangalore. 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.  The body of her academic work addresses the issue of differential treatment in international environmental law, in particular in international climate change law. Her monograph Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press, UK, 2006) as well as a series of articles in the prestigious peer-reviewed international journals International & Comparative Law Quarterly (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. 2014), International Affairs (2012), the European Journal of International Law (2012) and Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2013), engage in a forensic analysis of the climate change treaties and texts emerging from the ongoing climate change negotiations.

Rajamani is also co-editor of Promoting Compliance in the Emerging Climate Regime (CUP, 2011), Implementation of International Environmental Law (Hague Academy of International Law, 2011), and Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice (CUP, 2011). She is the Rapporteur for the International Law Association’s Committee on Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change. She has worked on and followed the climate negotiations since 1997, in different capacities, including as a negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, and consultant to the FCCC Secretariat, the Danish Ministry of Climate Change and the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests


This course presents the legislative concerning the areas of climate change mitigation and energy conservation. Students will learn about the legislative measures that have already been approved as well as measure in the process of being approved. An analysis of the impact of these measures on every stakeholder such as industry, government, and non-governmental organizations, will be presented.