Lidia Cano Pecharroman is a PhD Candidate at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning specializing in Environmental Policy Planning for extreme climate events. As an attorney and policy analyst, Cano also focuses on climate adaptation, natural resources management, stakeholder engagement, and conflict resolution. Lidia has published work on water security and management policy, human rights and environmental governance and the Rights of Nature among others. She is a UN Expert on Harmony with Nature. Previously Cano was a Legal and Policy Advisor at Climate, Law and Policy, an independent advisory organization that helps design, implement and sustain advances in environmental governance, and was also consultant and researcher providing research and analysis to governments, international organizations and the private sector. Along those lines she collaborated as an attorney and researcher with the UC Berkeley Center for the Law, Energy and Environment, Radon Law Offices, LSE and the Natural Resources and Governance Institute, but her research has also served different UN agencies and governments. Previously she was a Fulbright Scholar, a La Caixa Fellow and a Research Fellow for the Columbia University Women, Peace and Security program working on the nexus between gender, security and natural resources exploitation.
Lidia holds an MIA from Columbia University with a concentration on Energy and Natural Resources Management and a specialization on International Conflict Resolution, and a Master’s in International Affairs and African Studies by Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and New York University and a Law Degree by the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. She is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.