dr. David Rossati, LLM

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Ancillary activities

No ancillary activities

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Personal information

David Rossati is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law in the Transnational Legal Studies department of the VU Faculty of Law. He has expertise in International Climate Change Law and International Economic Law with general research interests in the issues raised by the linkages between the two regimes, particularly those of institutional or systemic nature.

His recent research focused on the implementation of international climate finance commitments and of the carbon market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement.

As an advisor for NGOs, he has worked on issues concerning regulatory aspects of the UN climate change regime and of development finance institutions active on climate finance.

David Rossati holds a PhD (full scholarship) and an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Edinburgh, where he has also coordinated a course on the Law of Climate Change for six years as a visiting lecturer for the distance learning LLM programme. Before joining the VU Faculty of Law in 2020, he worked as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Salford in Manchester.

Together with dr. Clemens Kaupa, he is a founder and and director of the VU Climate Change & Sustainability Law Clinic. He also acts as Co-Coordinator of the LLM International Business Law - Trade and Investment track.

David Rossati serves in the Editorial Board of Oxford International Organizations and is a member of the Manchester International Law Centre (affiliate), the Amsterdam Centre for Climate Change and the Law, the Law & Development Research Network, and the Amsterdam Law & Technology Institute.

He welcomes PhD proposals on the law and governance of climate change concerning issues of international and transnational nature.


David Rossati coordinates and teaches in the following courses:

  • International Law on Climate Change and Sustainability (LLM)
  • Fundamental Issues of International Economic Law (LLM)
  • VU Climate Change and Sustainability Law Clinic (LLM)
  • Climate Change (Bachelor Law in Society)

He also teaches in the Climate Change Law course of the Minor Law and Global Society, and supervises LLM and bachelor students in their final dissertations.