Simone Borg ← Back


  • Resident Academic, Faculty of Laws, Head of the Environmental Law and Resources Law Dept University of Malta, Msida, Malta

Dr Simone Borg read law at the University of Malta where she graduated with a doctorate degree in laws (LL.D.) in 1991 and a Magister Juris degree in International law in 1994. In 2009, she obtained her Ph.D. at the International Maritime Law Institute on the conservation of marine natural resources. She is the ambassador for Malta on climate change issues. Dr Borg worked for the public sector from 1991 to 2004 first as a First Secretary with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then Head of the Legal and Multilateral Affairs Section within the Ministry of the Environment. During this time she was mainly responsible for negotiating Malta’s position in International Environmental Multilateral Agreements, including the negotiations to the Climate Change Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, the Barcelona Convention on the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea and its Protocols, the drafting of legislation and legal policy making in environmental and energy law. She coordinated the transposition of the environmental and energy acquis communautaire during Malta’s negotiations to become an EU member State. She also participated as a freelance legal expert on environmental law in various projects with the European Union and the United Nations. Dr Simone Borg served for two years as the first Chairperson to Malta’s Occupational Health and Safety Authority. She has chaired the Committee for Environmental Awards for Maltese Industry in its last two sessions. Presently, she is the Head of Department of the Environmental law and Resources law within the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta, where she is a resident full time academic. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Catholic University of Leuven, the IMO’s International Maritime Law Institute and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She has published many articles and papers including articles on the role of Small Island States in International law. She has written two Monographs on Malta’s Environmental Law. She is a Co Chair of the Forum of Legal Experts on Climate Change Adaptation. She was the legal adviser to the Malta Policy Group of Experts on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change. She is also Malta’s representative to the EU Group of Experts on Adaptation to Climate Change.
Research Interests
Environmental law and policy; energy and climate change law and policy; sustainable development and natural resource management law and policy; international law international maritime law and international relations