Dr Feja Lesniewska
MA(Hons) Edinburgh, MSc (Edinburgh), MA (London), PhD (London)
Senior Teaching Fellow
Senior Teaching Fellow
Co-founder and Member
- Dr Feja Lesniewska
- Email address:
- SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
- Office No:
- Law - 226, CISD - 4431
- Office Hours:
- Monday 14:00-16:00
Dr Feja Lesniewska is a Senior Teaching Fellow both in the School of Law and CISD. She holds masters’ degrees in economic history, human ecology and international and comparative legal studies. Her PhD was in international law-making processes in relation to forests based on fieldwork in China.
Feja’s research primarily focuses on climate change law, sustainable development, energy and ecosystems law (forests, land, water) and international law. She is also interested in research relating to human and indigenous peoples rights, legal, economic and social theory, governance studies, as well as research methods in the digital age.
Feja has also undertaken fieldwork in West Africa, East Asia and Russia on a range of forest related issues including the illegal timber trade, community tenure rights and REDD+. She has worked as a consultant publishing work with leading NGOs and on forest related law and policy.
Feja co-founded the Law Environment and Development Centre and is a member of the Centre’s Journal, Law Environment and Development (LEAD) Editorial Board.
Climate change law, sustainable development, energy and ecosystems law (forests, land, water) and international law. She is also interested in research relating to human and indigenous peoples rights, legal, economic and social theory, governance studies, as well as research methods in the digital age.
Lesniewska, Feja (2015) 'UNFCCC Conference of the Parties: The Key International Forest Law-Makers for Better or for Worse.' In: Fitzmaurice, M and French, D, (eds.), International Environmental Law and Governance. Brill Nijhoff, Leiden, pp. 116-142.
Lesniewska, Feja (2010) 'Filling the Holes, The Montreal Protocol’s Non-Compliance Mechanism.' In: Fitzmaurice, M and Ong , D and Merkouris , P, (eds.), Research Handbook on International Environmental Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar , pp. 471-493.
Lesniewska, Feja (2005) 'Revolution or evolution: Law, ethics and the definition of sustainable forest management in the European Union.' In: Erkkila, Antti and Heinonen, Oesten and Pelkonen, Paavo and Saastamoinen, Olli, (eds.), European Forests and Beyond, An Ethical Discourse. University of Joensuu, Finland , pp. 229-245.
Lesniewska, Feja and McDermott, Constance L. (2014) 'FLEGT VPAs: Laying a pathway to sustainability via legality lessons from Ghana and Indonesia.' Forest Policy and Economics, 48 (November). pp. 16-23.
Lesniewska, Feja (2013) 'UNFCCC REDD+ COP Decisions: The Cumulative Effect on Forest Related Law Processes.' International Community Law Review, 15 (1). pp. 103-121.
Lesniewska, Feja (2010) 'REDD: The Copenhagen Effect Law.' Law, Environment and Development Journal, 6 (1). pp. 102-116.
Conference or Workshop Items
Lesniewska, Feja (2015) Planting Seeds of Discontent: Environmental Justice Issues Arising from International, Foreign and Domestic Forest Carbon Trading Initiatives in China. In: Financialisation of Nature , 19-20 Mar 2015. (Unpublished)
Lesniewska, Feja (2013) 'Review of: Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability by Kerri Woods, Edward Elgar, 2010.' Journal of Environmental Law, 25 (2). pp. 333-336.
Lesniewska , Feja and Pritchard, Janet and Lomax, Tom and Ozinga, Saskia and Morel, Cynthia (2013) 'Securing Community Land and Resource Rights in Africa: A Guide to Legal Reform and Best Practices.'
Lesniewska , Feja and Pritchard, J. (2011) 'Navigating through Complex Legal Landscapes: A Legal Compass for VPAs.'
Lesniewska, Feja (2008) 'Transition in The Taiga: The Russian Forest Code 2006 and the Implementation Process.' FERN.
Lesniewska, Feja (2005) 'Laws for Forests, An introductory guide to international forest and forest related legal materials that shape forest ethics and practice.' International Institute for Environment and Development. . International Institute for Environment and Development..