Patrícia Galvão Ferreira

Patrícia Galvão Ferreira is a post-doctoral fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program.

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International environmental and economic law
Law and development
Human rights
Corporate accountability
Empirical legal studies


Patrícia G. Ferreira is a fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Law Foundation of Ontario Scholar at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, where she teaches international environmental law and Canadian environmental law. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program, researching international climate change law. Patrícia specializes in international law and global governance, with a focus on the transnational regulation of environment and natural resources. She is particularly interested in how the rising influence of emerging economies like China, India and Brazil are reshaping transnational law and challenging existing approaches to understand global justice.

Previously, Patrícia was the Joaquim Nabuco Chair in Brazilian studies at the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University and a visiting scholar at the FGV Law School in Sao Paulo. She holds an S.J.D. in law and development from the University of Toronto, which she earned concurrently with an interdisciplinary doctorate in the dynamics of global change from the Munk School of Global Affairs. She has an LL.B. from the Federal University of Bahia and an LL.M. from the University of Notre Dame. Before earning her doctoral degree, she worked for thirteen years in the fields of human rights, economic justice and international development, in Brazil and in Southern Africa. She is the author of various publications on climate finance, the principle of differentiation in international environmental law and climate justice.

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Without the US, Countries Like Canada Must Save the Paris Agreement Climate Change Opinion
Climate Finance and Transparency in the Paris Agreement: Key Current and Emerging Legal Issues Climate Change, Financial Systems CIGI Papers
Equitable Allocation of Climate Adaptation Finance: Considering Income Levels Alongside Vulnerability Climate Change, Financial Systems CIGI Papers
Resource Extraction and the Human Rights of Women and Girls Gender, Human Rights Event
Asian Society of International Law 6th Biennial Conference Climate Change Event
Climate Justice: Examining Recent Developments Climate Change Event
Did the Paris Agreement Fail to Incorporate Human Rights in Operative Provisions? Climate Change, Human Rights CIGI Papers
Early Entry into Force of the Paris Climate Agreement: G20 Leaders and Laggards Climate Change, G20/G7 Opinion
Why the G20 Must Also Act as a Forum for Climate Action Climate Change, G20/G7 Opinion
Climate Change Order in the Philippines: The Increasing Relevance of Domestic Courts in the Fight Against Climate Change Climate Change Opinion
Building a New and Inclusive International Rule of Law for the Environment Sustainable Development Event
Popular Signing Ceremony Signifies a More Balanced Climate Deal for All Climate Change Opinion
The Unbearable Fragility of Consensus Rule in the Paris Agreement Climate Change Opinion
LatCrit 2015: Twentieth Anniversary Conference: Critical Constitutionalism Event