Researching climate change litigation, I decided I no longer wanted to fly around the world. I take trains and busses instead. I love to be on the night train. Also, I try to push for a sustainable travel policy at my university. The University of Gent already has a sustainable travel policy, which I think can provide a great example.
I work at the private law department of the University of Amsterdam, where I write my PhD thesis ‘Justitia, the People’s Power and Mother Earth’. It concerns the democratic legitimacy of climate change litigation in European private law, and critically analyses how this concept of legitimacy is shifting towards the inclusion of people abroad, future generations and non-human entities. After having completed my PhD by the end of 2019, I want to focus more on rights of nature.