Dr Ernesto Bonafe

Associate Senior Researcher

CEPMLP, Energy Environment and Society

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Dr Ernesto Bonafé is an associate senior researcher at CEPMLP and associate editor of the journal Global Energy Law and Sustainability of Edinburgh University Press. Previously he was the project manager of the Extractives Hub. His research focuses on the sustainable energy transition from the angle of policy, institutions, law, regulation and investment. He worked as an expert in the EU global technical assistance facility for sustainable energy, and as the head of the Expansion Unit at the Secretariat of the Energy Charter Treaty in Brussels. Prior to this, he was as a researcher and training coordinator at the Florence School of Regulation in Italy. He complemented his studies with internships at the European Commission in Brussels and in the Cabinet of the current President of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Dr Bonafé holds a PhD in Energy Policy and EU Law from the European University Institute, Florence, an LLM in EU Law from Université Libre de Bruxelles, and a Law Degree from University of Valencia, Spain.