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Gonzalo Larrea is a Ph.D. researcher in international climate action and finance under the supervision of Professor Joanne Scott, with specialized knowledge on global administrative law, on climate finance, on international climate negotiations, and on the institutional net and legal framework of climate international climate action.

His PhD research examines the legal responsibilities of the UNFCCC and its member states on climate finance to developing countries. More concretely, it explores their obligations to deliver finance and to report on the finance delivered. His research also appraises the accountability, transparency, participation, reason giving and review mechanisms of the UNFCCC’s financial mechanism, drawing on the concept of global administrative law.

Gonzalo currently acts as senior editor of the European Journal of Legal Studies, where he reviews and edits submissions to the journal on the topics of Public International Law and International Legal Theory. He has also been serving as coordinator for the Environmental Law Working Group at the European University Institute. Further, Gonzalo has worked as research assistant for Professor Peer Zumbansen at the Transnational Law Institute (King’s College London).

Gonzalo graduated with a 1st class honours LLM at King’s College London in ‘Transnational Law’. He holds a second LLM from the European University Institute on ‘European, International and Comparative Studies’. Previously, Gonzalo studied law at the University of the Basque Country, and holds a 8.10 (out of 10) degree on Spanish Law, with an exchange programme coursed at Maastricht University on ‘European Legal Studies’.

Gonzalo is recipient of the scholarship ‘Salvador de Madariaga’ from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of Spain.

Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Amnesty International, ‘Climate Change and the Human Right to Water: Legal Responsibility for Water-Related Climate Adaptation in Developing Countries.’ Larrea, G. (Speaker) 2018.