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. After taking up my present appointment, I have also engaged in research and knowledge exchange activities around the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on environmental law and governance 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 taught 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
  • Global Constitutionalism
  • Human Rights
  • Anthropocene
  • Sustainability

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Output 2010 2020

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Global governance, sustainability and the Earth system: critical reflections on the role of global law

Cardesa-Salzmann, A. & Cocciolo, E., 31 Oct 2019, In : Transnational Environmental Law. 8, 3, p. 437-461 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
global governance

The EU’s external action after Lisbon: competences, policy consistency and participation in international environmental negotiations

Cardesa-Salzmann, A. & Morgera, E., 20 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) Research Handbook on EU Environmental Law. Peeters, M. & Eliantonio, M. (eds.). [Cheltenham]

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Lisbon Treaty
legal basis
court of justice


Juan de la Cierva Fellowship

Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann (Recipient), 31 Oct 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

environmental law

Activities 2010 2019

Environmental Impact Assessment Review (Journal)

Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann (Peer reviewer)
Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review

McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law (Journal)

Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann (Peer reviewer)
2 Sep 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review