Focus

Gaia joined ClientEarth’s Environmental Democracy team in 2023. Her work focuses on strengthening the enforcement aspects of EU environmental legislation and ensuring the implementation at EU and national level of the three pillars of the Aarhus Convention: access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters.

Experience

Prior to joining ClientEarth, Gaia worked as a consultant in strategic climate litigation for the Foundation for International Law for the Environment and the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development. She previously interned at DG Environment at the European Commission and worked as a legal researcher at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme and the Centre for Climate Engagement at the University of Cambridge.

Education

Gaia graduated summa cum laude in European Law at Maastricht University. She holds the Magister Juris degree from the University of Oxford, where she specialised in environmental law, and the MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge. During her studies, Gaia also completed a six-month exchange programme at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

It is only through a combination of public participation and litigation that we can effectively ensure that decision-makers implement solutions that work for both people and the planet. Working at ClientEarth enables me to use the law in innovative ways to fight for more transparent and participatory decision-making and to empowering citizens to challenge insufficient government action.