Maria is part of our Fossil Fuels programme, focusing on coal. She mostly works in the Western Balkan countries. Here, she works together with National NGOs and lawyers to develop legal strategies and legal capacity building projects with the aim to strengthen environmental rights, defend the rule of law and speed up the coal-to-clean transition in the regional energy markets.

In addition, Maria has worked on challenging a new petrochemical infrastructure project by INEOS in the Port of Antwerp together with ClientEarth’s Plastics team.


Prior to joining ClientEarth, Maria worked as a trainee for the Center for International Environmental Law in Geneva.


Maria holds an LLM in Public International Law, International Environmental Law and Law of the Sea from the University of Utrecht.

In a world that is running towards climate disaster and environmental degradation beyond repair, ClientEarth has given me the opportunity to work towards environmental justice alongside inspiring lawyers and activists from all over the world.

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