Dr Emmanuel Osuteye

Emmanuel is an Associate Professor at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London (UCL) where he has worked since 2015 including as multi-disciplinary lecturer on urbanisation and sustainable development. Prior to this, he lectured on environmental law and climate change policy at Queen Mary University of London, the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.

Dr Osuteye specialises in environmental law and policy issues in the context of sustainable development in the global south. His research interests focus on climate change, environmental justice, and urbanisation and environmental law in African countries. This includes the governance, policy and institutional aspects of disaster risk and risk management, climate change adaptation and resilience, planning regulation, and community-led development in low-income urban centres. 

Emmanuel regularly provides technical inputs to sustainable development policy formulation and implementation processes. He has worked with the African Union Development Agency, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Human Settlement Programme. He is a contributing author to the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report on Climate Change (Working Group 2 – on impact, adaptation and vulnerability) and also serves as a Technical Advisor on urban resilience to the African Union.  

Emmanuel has an LLM in Environmental Law and Policy, and PhD in Environmental Social Science, both from the University of Kent.

A full list of publications is available here.

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