CV and publications.

Dario Piselli

Copenhagen, Denmark | Stockholm, Sweden | Geneva, Switzerland


2022 – present | Expert in Environment, Human health and Well-being
European Environment Agency

2020 – 2022 | Founder and Independent Consultant
Dario Piselli Sustainability Consulting

2020 – 2022 | Programme Manager
Jean Monnet Module on European and International Environmental Law

2018 – 2020 | Researcher
Centre for International Environmental Studies,
the Graduate Institute

2017 – 2020 | Programme Manager
Jean Monnet Module on
EU Law and Sustainable Development

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

2014 – 2019 | Project Lead, Youth Solutions Program
Sustainable Development Solutions Network

2012-2015 | Project Member
SDSN Mediterranean


2016 – 2022 | 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

Books and edited volumes

Andonova, Liliana B., Moira V. Faul, and Dario Piselli. 2022. Partnerships for Sustainability in Contemporary Global Governance: Pathways to Effectiveness. Routledge: London, UK.

Journal articles

Andonova, Liliana B., and Dario Piselli. 2022. Transnational Partnerships, Domestic Institutions, and Sustainable Development. The Case of the Brazilian Amazon Region Protected Areas Programme. World Development 157, 105809.

Kickbusch, Ilona, Dario Piselli, Anurag Agrawal, et al. 2021. The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030: Growing Up in a Digital World. The Lancet, 398(10312), 1727-1776.

Gonenc, Defne, Dario Piselli, and Yixian Sun. 2020. The Global Economic System and Access and Allocation in Earth System Governance. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 20(2), 223-238.

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.

Pavoni, Riccardo, 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.

Book chapters and encyclopaedia entries

Piselli, Dario, and Harro van Asselt. 2021. Planetary Boundaries and Regime Interaction in International Law. In Research Handbook on Law, Governance and Planetary Boundaries, edited by Louis Kotzé and Duncan French. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.

Andonova, Liliana B., Manoela Assayag, and Dario Piselli. 2020. Partnerships. In Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance, edited by Jean-Frédéric Morin and Amandine Orsini. 2nd edition. Routledge: London, UK.

Pavoni, Riccardo, and Dario Piselli. 2019. EU Biodiversity Law and Its Health Impacts. In Negri, Stefania, ed. Environmental Health in International and EU Law: Current Challenges and Legal Responses. Routledge: London, UK.

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

Pavoni, Riccardo, and Dario Piselli. 2017. Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing. In Morgera, Elisa, and Jona Razzaque, eds. Encyclopedia of Environmental Law: Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.

Book reviews

Piselli, Dario. 2021. Review of The Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Judgment and Its Contribution to the Development of International Law, edited by Serena Forlati, Makane Moïse Mbengue and Brian MacGarry. Italian Yearbook of International Law, 30(1), 589-593.

Piselli, Dario. 2019. Review of Sustainable Development Goals: Law, Theory and Implementation, edited by Duncan French and Louis Kotzé. Italian Yearbook of International Law, 28(1), 619-625.

Piselli, Dario, 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.

Working papers, policy briefs and other non-peer reviewed publications (selected)

Pavoni, Riccardo, and Dario Piselli. 2022. Armed Conflicts and the Environment: An Assessment of Principle 24 of the Rio Declaration Thirty Years On. EIEL Working Paper. Available at

Piselli, Dario. 2022. International Sharing of Pathogens and Genetic Sequence Data Under a Pandemic Treaty: What Linkages with the Nagoya Protocol and the PIP Framework? Global Health Centre Policy Brief 2022. Available at

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

Piselli, Dario. 2018. Goal-setting in an Era of Mass Extinction: A Planetary Boundary for Biosphere Integrity in International Biodiversity Law?. EJIL: Talk!. Available at

Piselli, Dario. 2018. The Role of Indirect Investments in REDD+ Projects: Path Dependence or Key Factors for Success? Working Paper. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18149.42728/2

Awards, honors and titles

2020 – present | Co-Recipient of Erasmus+ Grant for Jean Monnet Modules: “European and International Environmental Law” (619930-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-EPPJMO-MODULE).

2021 – present | Member of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM)

2020 – present | Member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL)

2020 – present | Member of the European Environmental Law Forum

2020 – present | Affiliated Researcher at the Centre for International Environmental Studies, Graduate Institute of Geneva.

2017-2020 | Co-Recipient of Erasmus+ Grant for Jean Monnet Modules: “European Union Law and Sustainable Development” (586764-EPP-1-2017-1-IT-EPPJMO-MODULE).

2014-2019 | Member to the Advisory Board of COPERNICUS Alliance – European Network on Higher Education for 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.

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