Mariachiara Alberton

Mariachiara Alberton

Mariachiara Alberton

Senior Researcher
Institute for Comparative Federalism

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Research areas:

  1. Multi-level governance of the Environment in different legal systems
  2. Climate change and energy transition
  3. Public participation in environmental decision-making
  4. Water governance

Dr. Mariachiara Alberton (PhD in Law and economics, University of Siena, 2007) is a senior researcher in Environmental Law at the Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research. Her research focuses on the multi-level governance of the environment and climate change. She investigates in particular how intergovernmental arrangements and dynamics at multiple levels (supranational, national, subnational) enable or hinder environmental protection, participatory processes, and the transition and transformation processes toward sustainability and climate resilience. She is the author of several books and peer-reviewed publications on different environmental topics, such as climate change, environmental impact assessment, public participation in environmental decision-making, water, biodiversity, environmental liability. Through the years she has coordinated and participated to several international and national funded projects on the same topics.


CV with full list of publications:


1 - 6

Research Südtirol

5c/2022: Climate change integration in the multilevel governance of Italy and Austria

Duration: September 2020 - December 2022Funding:
Provincial P.-L.P. 14. Research projects (Province BZ funding /Project)

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Mariachiara Alberton