School of Law

Mr Alessandra Solazzo, LLB and LLM

Research Associate

Telephone: 020 7882 6184


Alessandra joined the Centre for Commercial Law Studies in July 2017. She is working as a Research Associate for the EU Horizon2020 project “WiseGrid”. Her work focuses on the legal, regulatory, ethical and social issues of the integration of smart grids in the energy dinstribution grid. Before this position, she was in Cambridge, joining the Global Policy Team of BirdLife International and researching on ecosystem services at the Global Sustainability Institute. Previously, she worked in Italy, researching on EU and international environmental law and policy at the Environmental Legal Team and Regulation for Sustainability. Before being in academia, she started her career as a legal practitioner and specialised in environmental law. She holds a Bachelor and a Master degree in Law (University of Florence, Italy).


Legal, regulatory, social and ethical aspects of smart grids


  • A. Solazzo, A. Jones, N. Cooper, Revising payment for ecosystem services in the light of stewardship. The need for a legal framework, Sustainability, 7(11), 2015, p. 15449-15463,
  • A. Solazzo, M. Montini, Ethics and Justice in Climate Change Policies – Report on Italy, in D. A. Brown & P. Taylor, Ethics and Climate Change. A Study of National Commitments, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 2014, p. 63-75,
  • A. Solazzo, Le ‘sette aree pilota’ per la riduzione delle emissioni di gas serra nella Repubblica Popolare Cinese. Title in English: “The ‘Seven Pilots’ Project for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the People’s Republic of China” - Rivista Giuridica dell’Ambiente, (Environmental Law Review), II, 2014, p. 269-275.
  • A. Solazzo, I meccanismi REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) tra riduzione delle emissioni di gas-serra e sviluppo sostenibile. Title in English: “The REDD Mechanisms (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation): Emissions Reduction and Sustainable Development” - Rivista Giuridica dell’Ambiente, (Environmental Law Review), V, 2012, p. 643-655.