Gaia Hasse

Lawyer and socio-legal researcher with solid foundation in interdisciplinary studies, holding expertise and interest in international law, ESG, CSR, climate finance and climate justice.


Gaia has professional experience across the private sector, public service, third sector and the United Nations, and is proficient in interacting with cross-functional, diverse, multicultural, and globally dispersed international teams.

Academic Background

  • PhD Candidate at the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

  • Master’s degree in International Law and Sustainability from the University of Copenhagen and Federal University of Santa Catarina.

  • Bachelor of Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

  • International School on Climate Migration at SOAS University of London

  • Normandy Chair for Peace Summer School at Science Po Rennes

Awards and Recognitions

  • Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace Laureate, France (2022)

  • Danish Government Scholarship, Denmark (2020)

  • Academic Excellence Award (summa cum laude) – UFRGS, Brazil (2020)

  • Matricula de Honor - University of Granada, Spain (2018)

  • Ibero-American Santander Scholarship, Spain (2018)

  • Distinction Award, with nomination for the Young Researcher Award, in the session “Human Rights, International Law and Consumers Law” of the XXIX Scientific Initiation Congress of UFRGS, Brazil (2017)

  • Distinction Award in presentation on session “International Law, Community Law, Environmental Law and Compared Law” XIX Scientific Initiation Congress of the Law Faculty of UFRGS, Brazil (2017)

Professional Associations

  • Member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law

  • Member of LACLIMA – Latin American Climate Lawyer for Mobilizing Action

  • Member of the Environmental Law Commission – OAB/RS


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