Alessandro Monti

Alessandro Monti

Part-time lecturer, Postdoc

Alessandro's main research area is the role of international trade and investment law in addressing climate change. Moreover, he researches on EU climate and energy policies and the broader policy context of the European Green Deal. Among Alessandro's more specific research interests count the regulation of renewable energy, subsidies, trade remedies, green industrial policies, climate change litigation, international trade and investment agreements, investment arbitration. 

His PhD thesis "The Mutual Supportiveness of International Climate and Trade Law for the Promotion of Renewable Energy" has analyzed, on the basis of recent WTO disputes targeting the renewable energy sector, to what extent the international trade regime can support the achievement of climate goals. The work has been accepted for publication in 2022.

Current research

Alessandro's postdoctoral research is part of the project Enhancing Climate Action through International Law (EnAct), funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond). Within this project, Alessandro examines challenges and opportunities emerging under international investment law for the green transition.

Teaching

In the autumn semester 2021, Alessandro is teaching the Master's courses "Climate Change and the Law", "Laws of Armed Conflicts" and the Bachelor's course "International Law". Previously, he has also held guest lectures in the courses "Transatlantic Climate Change and Energy Law", "International Energy Law and Sustainability", "North Sea Energy Law Programme" and "International Environmental Law".

He provides supervision of bachelor and master theses on International and EU Environmental Law, Climate Change Law and Energy Law. He is also a member of the supervision team within the framework of the "Greenhouse".

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