Eva Balounová

JUDr. Eva Balounová, Ph.D., LL.M.


Phone: +420 221 990 750

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2551-0272


Research field

Environmental Law, European Union Law, Climate Law


Faculty of Law of the Charles University - master, University of Iceland - LLM, Faculty of Law of the Charles University - PhD

Dissertation thesis "Legal regulation of climate protection following the adoption of the Paris Agreement" was awarded first prize in the dissertation theses category of the Josef Vavroušek public competition of student and research theses (2020)


  • 2024–2028 Strategy AV21 "Identities in the world of wars and crises", topic Climate crisis: reflections in social sciences and philosophy

  • 2022-2026 Project "Climate Change Law in Europe" funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and coordinated by Hasselt University – member of the research team

  • 2020-2023 Project SOLSTICE: „Socially Just and Politically Robust Decarbonisation: A Knowledge Base and Toolkit for Policymakers“ (JustDecarb) – member of the research team

  • 2020-2024 Project "Climate Law"  (within the ‘Lumina quaeruntur’ award of the Czech Academy of Sciences) – member of the research team

Other work in academic sphere

Seminars in Parliamentary Institute

Chair of the Auditing Commission of the Czech Environmental Law Society

Reporter of Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation (Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School)

Activities in the field of scientific popularization

Interviews for Czech TV and other media

Interviews for Podcast of Academy of Sciences and Ecomaniacs Podcast

TedX Lecture „Climate Lawsuits“

Lectures for Universities, NGOs

Articles on the blog and on ekolist.cz

Member of the College of Popularizers and PR Workers of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Offer to give a speech on the topic of climate litigation (presented at the website of the Czech Academy of Sciences "Jedu vědu")

Other important activities related to scientific work

Otto Wichterle Academic Award 2024

2023: Visegrad Group Academies Young Researcher Award 2023, research in climate change in the context of global and polar research

Grant from the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, University of Iceland for the thesis "The scramble for the Arctic - protection of the marine mammals"

The the most recent books