Silvia Maciunas is the deputy director of international environmental law, with CIGI's International Law Research Program. In this role, Silvia provides strategic guidance, operations coordination and management of the thematic area. Previously, she was a CIGI senior research fellow from July 2016 to February 2017.

At CIGI, in addition to her role as deputy director, Silvia’s research will assess how climate change protection measures are affected by the international legal framework within which the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change operates. Silvia will explore avenues to make the broader legal framework supportive of climate change protection measures and to develop policy options.

Silvia comes to CIGI from Global Affairs Canada, where she served as deputy director within the Oceans and Environmental Law Division. Prior to that, Silvia was the sole proprietor of a law firm and a consultant in international environmental law. She has held a number of positions within Global Affairs Canada.    

Silvia has a bachelor of commerce from the University of Manitoba, an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa and an LL.M. in international law, with an emphasis on trade and environment.

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