Damilola S. Olawuyi

Damilola S. Olawuyi is a lawyer, policy advisor, professor of law and recognized expert in international environmental law. He is currently deputy director and head of international environmental law, at the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Canada. In this role, he provides strategic guidance, operations coordination and management of CIGI’s international environmental law research and training programs.

A prolific and highly regarded scholar, Damilola has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, books and reports on sustainable development, carbon finance, climate justice, extractive resource governance and the intersections of human rights and the environment. His most recent publication is The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Damilola was formerly an international energy lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Calgary, where he served on the firm’s global committee on extractive resource investments in Africa. He has lectured on energy and environmental law in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Damilola holds a doctoral degree in energy and environmental law from the University of Oxford, a master of laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, another LL.M. from the University of Calgary and a diploma in international environmental law from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Switzerland). He earned his LL.B. from Igbinedion University, Nigeria, graduating with first-class honours, and his B.L. from the Nigerian Law School, also graduating with first-class honours.

Damilola serves on the executive committees and boards of the American Society of International Law (co-chair, African Interest Group), the International Law Association (London) and the Environmental Law Centre (Alberta). He is vice president of the International Law Association (Nigerian branch), editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, associate fellow of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (Montreal), and, most recently, the David Sive Scholar at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School (New York).

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