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M. (Manolis) Kotzampasakis

PhD student
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Manolis Kotzampasakis analyses regulations for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, by combining legal methods with insights from economics and interdisciplinary techniques. His PhD research focuses on the emissions from international maritime transport and, more specifically, on their inclusion in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). His PhD supervisors are prof. Edwin Woerdman and prof. Frans Nelissen. Manolis' expertise lies in the intersection of international, European and comparative climate law, aiming to understand how climate policies should be designed and implemented to effectively achieve their objectives.

As an Attorney-at-Law, admitted to the Athens Bar Association in Greece, he has worked at law firms specializing in the areas of environmental, energy and health law, as well as at the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee of the European Parliament.

Winner of the NeVER Thesis Award 2021 for the best Energy Law Master's thesis in the Netherlands in the period from 1 January 2017 to 1 September 2020, awarded by the Dutch Energy Law Association (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Energierecht).

In December 2021, his team won first prize in the international competition “Boosting Legal Innovation” (Baker McKenzie), by developing a prototype that enables companies to manage their exposure to carbon pricing regulations worldwide. In 2023, Manolis co-founded Carbon Glance, a climate SaaS startup company that graduated from the University of Edinburgh's Venture Builder Incubator.

Last modified:17 October 2023 8.27 p.m.