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 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
  • Global Constitutionalism
  • Human Rights
  • Anthropocene
  • Sustainability

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Research Output

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

Cardesa-Salzmann, A. & Morgera, E., 26 Jun 2020, Research Handbook on EU Environmental Law. Peeters, M. & Eliantonio, M. (eds.). Cheltenham, p. 70-85 16 p.

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

  • 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
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    30 Downloads (Pure)


    Juan de la Cierva Fellowship

    Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann (Recipient), 31 Oct 2013

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    Sustainability (Journal)

    Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann (Peer reviewer)
    Jun 2020

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

    Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (Journal)

    Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann (Peer reviewer)
    Apr 2020

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