Agnès Michelot

Research scientist at CNRS-LIENSs, La Rochelle

Environmental law

Agnès Michelot, assistant professor in public law at the department of law and political science and management of La Rochelle University and member of the LIENSs laboratory, is specialized in international environmental law. She is a member of the scientific council of the French biodiversity office and an associate professor at Laval University (Canada). She has chaired the French Society for Environmental Law since 2013 and was associated with the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council from 2014 to 2019.

Agnès Michelot publishes particularly on the themes of environmental justice, including climate justice. She was notably coordinator of the collective works Climate justice: challenges and perspectives (Larcier, 2016), Ecological debt (Vertigo, 2016), and Equity and environment. What model(s) of environmental justice? (Larcier, 2012). She is now interested in the notion of ecological solidarity in environmental law.

Agnès Michelot was a special associate in the environmental law training program of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR, Geneva), consultant for the Man and the Biosphere Program of the UNESCO and for integrated ecosystem management programs in West Africa (ECOPAS and AGIR, financed by the European Development Fund) of the European Union. She is a member of the Environmental Law Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN, Gland, Switzerland). She was elevated to the rank of Knight of the Legion of Honor in 2018.

Involved in Apolimer projects


Oceans as commons

Selection of publications

Agnès Michelot (coord.), Préface Jean Jouzel, Justice climatique : enjeux et perspectives. Climate justice : challenges and perspectives, Larcier, Bruxelles, 2016, 373 p.

La justice climatique : faire face à la responsabilité du changement climatique ?, Revue Journal international de bioéthique et d’éthique des sciences, 2019/2, vol. 30, pp. 17-39.

Le système Océan : un enjeu de solidarité écologique, Revue Juridique de l’Environnement, 2019/2, pp. 233-242.

Laura Westra, Prue Taylor, Agnès Michelot (ed by), Confronting Ecological and Economic Collapse. Ecological integrity for Law, Policy and Human Rights, Earthscan from Routleddge, London and New York, 2013, 327 p.

Agnès Michelot (sous la dir.), Préface Dinah Shelton, Equité et environnement. Quel(s) modèle(s) de justice environnementale ?, Actes du colloque de la SFDE, Université de La Rochelle, Larcier, Bruxelles, 2012, 478 p.