Silvia Maciunas is a senior research fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP), effective July 2016. At CIGI, Silvia will contribute a series of papers to assess how climate change protection measures are affected by the international legal framework within which the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change operates.

The observations drawn from those papers will be the basis of a special report that 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 of Oceans and Environmental Law. 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.