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CILG Lunch Seminar: Administrative legal system resilience to climate change impacts. Research perspectives on the Italian case study.

Seminar — Climate change is already affecting Earth significantly and as a result of this, the frequency and intensity of different natural disasters are likely to increase.


Date & Time:

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Meeting room 8, 4th floor, room 6B.4.04, South Campus, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S and Online on Zoom (link will be provided after registration)

Hosted by:
Centre for International Law and Governance (CILG), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen



An emergency-based regulatory model might be inadequate to cope with such a hazardous trend in a resilient way. A resilient management of this change implies indeed the maintenance of the essential functions, the identity, and the structure of the system, which a Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation approach might better guarantee. A variation in the regulatory approach to climate-induced disasters necessarily affects the administrative legal system, by impacting on the administrative functions and organizations.

This topic constitutes the research object of the Ph.D. project that is being developed, whose outlines will be presented during the seminar. More in detail, the research is focused on the Italian case study, with the aim of understanding whether and how the Italian administrative legal system is evolving towards the above-mentioned regulatory approach to climate-induced disasters.

About the presenter:

Riccardo Stupazzini is a Ph.D. candidate in European Administrative Environmental Law within the Ph.D. course in Public, Comparative and International Law at the Sapienza University of Rome. Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of International Law and Governance of the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen, under the supervision of Prof. K. C. Lauta.