About ME

Olá! Hello!


My name is Lívia Regina Batista and I was born and raised in a peripheric neighbourhoud of São Paulo - the largest and most crowded metropolitan area in Brazil. I am the youngest of three kids to an Afro-Brazilian man and a white woman.

Following the path of my older siblings, I hold a Bachelor (2008-2012) in Law from the Universidade de São Paulo. 

I then obtained a Master (2013-2016) and a Ph.D. (2017-2020) in Climate Change Law from the Universidade de São Paulo. For my dissertation, I have analysed different initiatives that address the intersection between intellectual property rights and the need for transfer of climate-related technologies within the international regime on climate change. I then focussed on power inequalities and the negotiations about compulsory licensing for climate-related technologies for my Ph.D. thesis.

I currently work as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, where I have joined a research project on development of skills towards circular economy for SMEs in Cornwall.


In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):