cv & publications

Dario Piselli

Geneva, Switzerland | London, United Kingdom | Siena, Italy


2018 – ongoing | Research assistant
Centre for International Environmental Studies, the Graduate Institute

2017 – ongoing | Programme Manager
Jean Monnet Module on EU Law and Sustainable Development

2016 – 2018 | Research officer
Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute

2015 – ongoing | Contributing writer
Sense & Sustainability

2014 – ongoing | Project leader, Solutions Initiatives
Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth

2014 – ongoing | Member to the Advisory Board

2012-2015 | Project Member
SDSN Mediterranean

2012-2015 | Founder and President
Greening USiena


2016-2020 | PhD International Law
Graduate Institute of Geneva

2015-2016 | MSc Environment and Development
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

2009-2015 | Juris Doctor
University of Siena

Research and Publications

Gonenc, D., Dario Piselli, and Yixian Sun. 2020, forthcoming. The Global Economic System and Access and Allocation in Earth System Governance. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics.

Piselli, D. 2019, forthcoming. Review of Sustainable Development Goals: Law, Theory and Implementation, edited by Duncan French and Louis Kotzé. Italian Yearbook of International Law 28.

Pavoni, R., and Dario Piselli. 2019, forthcoming. EU Biodiversity Law and Its Health Impacts. In Environmental Health in International and EU Law: Current Challenges and Legal Response, edited by Stefania Negri. London and Torino: Routledge-Giappichelli.

Piselli, D., Siamak Loni, Kayla Colyard, and Sienna Nordquist. 2019, forthcoming. The Role of Youth in Achieving the SDGs: Supporting Youth-led Innovation for Sustainable Food Systems. In Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Through Sustainable Food Systems, edited by Riccardo Valentini, John L. Sievenpiper, Marta Antonelli, and Katarzyna Dembska. Cham: Springer.

Held, David, Ilona Kickbusch, Dario Piselli, Kyle McNally, and Michaela Told. 2019. Gridlock, Innovation and Resilience in Global Health Governance. Global Policy Journal 10(2): 161-177. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12654.

Piselli, D. 2018. “Goal-setting in an era of mass extinction: a planetary boundary for biosphere integrity in international biodiversity law?,” European Journal of International Law: Talk!, December 29. Available at Accessed 29 December 2018.

Piselli, D., and Riccardo Pavoni. 2017. Review of Governing Through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation, edited by Norichika Kanie and Frank Biermann. Transnational Environmental Law 6(3): 551-554.

Kempner, J., Dominique Maingot, Nicolaj Nielsen, Dario Piselli, and Sushil Rajagopalan. 2017. Supporting Youth-Led Innovation to Achieve the SDGs. SDSN Youth Solutions Report Policy Brief No.1. SDSN Youth and the Social Investment Consultancy. Available at Accessed 17 July 2017.

Elkahwagy, R., Vandana Gyanchandani, and Dario Piselli. 2017. UNFCCC Nationally Determined Contributions: Climate Change and Trade. CTEI Working Paper 2017-02. Available at Accessed 17 July 2017. 

Pavoni, R., and Dario Piselli. 2017. Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing. In Encyclopedia of Environmental Law: Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law, edited by Elisa Morgera and Jona Razzaque. Cheltenham, Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Pavoni, R., and Dario Piselli. 2016. The Sustainable Development Goals and International Environmental Law: Normative Value and Challenges for Implementation. Veredas do Direito 13(26): 13-60.

Piselli, D. 2014. The Whaling in the Antarctic case: a landmark judgment and its potential implications. Working Paper. Available at Accessed 23 September 2016.

Awards, honors and titles

2017-2020 | Co-Recipient of Erasmus+ Grant for Jean Monnet Modules: “European Union Law and Sustainable Development”

2017 | Featured in the 2018 Lavazza Calendar as one of 17 sustainability ambassadors whose work is contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

2015 | ‘Cultore della Materia’ in Public International Law and EU Law at the University of Siena.