Achala C. Abeysinghe
International environmental law on climate change; legal issues in international climate change negotiations, equity and fairness issues in climate change; national legislative and policy frameworks on climate change climate change adaptation, and financial mechanisms under the UNFCCC regime.
Legal and technical adviser to the Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group for the UNFCCC, Head of the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) workshops programme; Lead author IPCC 5th AR working group II, working with parliamentarians in African countries on knowledge sharing initiative for parliamentarians; Rio +20 process, IIED focal point for UNFCCC, Adaptation Fund Board.
Robert S. McNamara Research Fellow, The World Bank/Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands; Attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka; Lecturer in law, Legal Studies Department, The Open University of Sri Lanka.
Education: PhD in international environmental law on climate change, Kent Law School, University of Kent; LLM in International Environmental Law, University of Kent; LLB (Hons), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.