Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann


  • Lecturer B, Law
  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in October 2016 as a lecturer in EU environmental law. Before joining the Law School, I have taught and conducted research on international and EU environmental law in Spain, at the University of Barcelona (2002-2010) and the University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, 2010-2016). My main teaching and research interests lie precisely in those two areas of law. I am particularly interested in assessing how legal systems, from a global perspective, interact and contribute to (or indeed hinder) more sustainable patterns of social reproduction. ‘Global’ law is therefore an increasingly important perspective to my teaching and research.

I have also published on the compliance with and enforcement of multilateral environmental agreements. As a member of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG), I have also engaged in research and knowledge exchange activities. These have focused on the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on environmental law and governance in Scotland, as well as the sentencing of environmental crimes in Scotland.

Academic / Professional qualifications

PhD, University of Barcelona

LLM, University of Barcelona

Diplôme des Hautes Études Européenes et Internationales, Institut Européen des Hautes Études Internationales (Nice, France)

LLB, University of Barcelona

Research Interests

Global law, Earth System law, societal constitutionalism, global justice, Anthropocene

Regime interactions, compliance with and enforcement of multilateral environmental treaties, transnational environmental crime

EU environmental law, external environmental policy of the EU

Brexit and environmental law and governance in Scotland

Teaching Interests

At PGT level, I teach the following subjects within the LLM in Global Environmental Law and Governance:

  • Global Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • EU Environmental Law

In order to properly understand the regulatory and institutional features of the different areas of environmental regulation, any lawyer needs to confront the scientific, social, economic and political complexities of largely transnational processes that shape the content and implementation of environmental law. This is the general perspective that informs my educational work. Teaching these subjects means, in my view, getting across the fundamental message of the intrinsic intertwinement of national, EU and international environmental law in a globalised, multipolar, and culturally plural world.

At undergraduate level, I have also lectured Public International Law and led tutorials in Public Law.

External positions

Earth System Governance Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Research Alliance

4 Jul 2019 → …


  • International Environmental Law
  • EU Environmental Law
  • Global Law
  • Societal Constitutionalism
  • Human Rights
  • Anthropocene
  • Sustainability


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