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Dr. Ralph Bodle, LLM

Dr. Ralph Bodle, LLM

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Coordinator Ecologic Legal
Senior Fellow

Dr. Ralph Bodle (né Czarnecki) joined Ecologic Institute in 2007 as a Senior Fellow and Coordinator of Ecologic Legal. He specialises in international and European environmental law and policy. In the UN climate negotiations, he deals with legal aspects of climate finance and the post-2012 climate regime. He is also involved in other international environmental negotiations and works on projects on geoengineering law and governance. He works in German and English and has basic knowledge of Spanish and French.

Other areas of his work include the pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR), the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), and water law.

Before joining Ecologic Institute, he was a practising lawyer at law firms advising and representing the public sector on environmental and public law.

Ralph Bodle was admitted to the bar in April 2004. He has a PhD in law from Humboldt University, Berlin, following a thesis on distributional justice in international environmental law under Prof. Dr. Kloepfer and Prof. Dr. Tomuschat. He also taught public and international law at Humboldt University and served as a lecturer in administrative law at the Berlin Academy for Administration.

He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in environmental law from UCL College, University of London. In addition to an internship at the United Nations in New York, he also worked in New York at the International Center for Law in Development during his legal training. 

Ralph Bodle studied law and English at the University of Bochum and Queen Mary, University of London.