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Elizabeth Dooley JD, LLM

Elizabeth Dooley JD, LLM

Attorney
BA (Spanish and International Studies)
Researcher

Elizabeth Dooley was a Researcher for Ecologic Institute. She was involved in agriculture projects, touching on issues such as land management, sustainable agriculture, soil conservation, and rural development policy. She was also involved in projects related to climate change mitigation and adaptation and international agriculture. Elizabeth Dooley is a native English speaker and has a conversational knowledge of Spanish.

At Ecologic Institute Elizabeth Dooley worked on the Sustainable and Climate Friendly Soil Management (SmartSOIL) project, which is focused on the sustainable management of agricultural soils in Europe and part of the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). She also contributed to the analysis of Mainstreaming Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Measures into Rural Development Policy post-2013 under the European Union's (EU) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), as well as Resource Use Efficiency in EU Agriculture to Close Mineral Cycles. Furthermore, Elizabeth Dooley conducted policy analysis and integrated impact assessment under the FP7 project Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care (RECARE).

Elizabeth Dooley has worked on projects for the Science and Technology Options Assessment unit of the European Parliament, including sustainable management of natural resources and analysis of agricultural management options for Feeding 10 Billion People. Under the FP7 project Land and Ecosystem Degradation and Desertification: Assessing the Fit of Responses (LEDDRA), she assessed international and EU laws and policies for the fit of responses to land and ecosystem degradation and desertification and implementation effectiveness.

Elizabeth Dooley is one of Ecologic Institute's Konrad von Moltke Fellows

Before joining Ecologic Institute, Elizabeth Dooley was a Programme Officer at the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR) at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). Her research focused on the REDD+ international forestry program, and she analyzed issues arising from its national implementation in developing countries, where partner NGOs were working.

Prior to that, Elizabeth Dooley completed the Master of Laws (LLM) in Global Environment and Climate Change Law at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) from 2011 to 2012. Her dissertation focused on international agricultural trade under the market access pillar of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture and how this agreement affects sustainable agriculture and small farmers in developing countries. Elizabeth Dooley specialized in Food and Agricultural Law at Drake University Law School (USA), where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2011. She is bar certified as an attorney in the US state of Iowa as of June 2012. For her undergraduate degree, Elizabeth Dooley studied Spanish and international studies at the University of Iowa in Iowa City (USA).