Karina Marzano Franco


Doctoral Student (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Visiting address

University of Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
C19 – Forschungsbau „Weltbeziehungen“
Max-Weber-Allee 3
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

EIPCC Early Career Researcher (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Karina Marzano Franco

Research Area

Global Public Policy 

Short Biography

Karina Marzano is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt under the supervision of Professor Andreas Goldthau. Her Ph.D. project centers on Private Environmental Governance and the Global South.
Karina is also Project Lead Industrial Transformation Brazil at Agora Energiewende. From October 2019 to March 2023, she was a Fellow at the Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) in Potsdam, where she also worked as Research Associate on the Project Digitalisation and Impacts on Sustainability. Previously, Karina worked for six years as Project Manager of the Regional Programme on Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).
She is a licensed attorney and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in European Law and Integration from the Europa-Institut, Saarland University, Germany; and an MBA degree in International Relations from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil.

Research Interests

  • Private Environmental Governance
  • Energy Transition
  • Global Supply Chains
  • Climate and Trade Nexus
  • International Relations, Public International Law and Development Studies


Marzano, K. (2023). Learning from Digital Transparency Initiatives in Brazil: A Call for Innovation and Collaboration ahead of the EU Forest-Risk Commodities Regulation. RIFS Study, March 2023.

Marzano, K. Brazil-EU Relations ahead of Forest-Risk Commodities Regulation(in English and Portuguese). Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Série Relaҫões Brasil-Europa, 2022. ISBN:978-65-89432-28-9. pgs. 133-179.

Neves, L. P., Marzano, K., Vasconcellos, J. C. (2021). The Latin American Atlas of Corporate Sustainability Initiatives. Rio de Janeiro; Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung: 140p.

Sgambatti Monteiro, A., Marzano, K., Rittl, C. The Brazilian Amazon Deal: Between Protection and Development (in German). KoBra Brasilicum (2020), ed. 258/259, ISSN 2199-7594

Marzano, K. Beyond the State: Private Governance at the Interface between Climate Change and International Trade (in Portuguese). Conversas & Controvérsias (2019), V. 6, N. 1, e-ISSN: 2178-5694, e33340

MARZANO, K.; Climate Politics in Brazil (in Spanish). Diálogo Político, Edición Especial, Política y Ambiente. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Ano XXXV, n.2, 2019. ISSN: 1688-9665. pgs. 58-65.

MARZANO, K.; Sustainable Development: Renewable Energy Policy in Brazil (in Portuguese). Cadernos Adenauer 2/2019, Infraestrutura e Desenvolvimento no Brasil. ISSN: 1519-0951; ISBN: 978-85-7504-228-1; pgs. 47-68.

MARZANO, K.; CAETANO, M. Climate Report 2017: Brazil. In: Climate Finance and the Private Sector in the G20 States. Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

MARZANO, K. Legal Nature of the Paris Agreement (In Portuguese). In: Revista Jurídica Tempus, 2ª ed., Vol. I, 2016.

MARZANO, K. Tackling Climate Change in Latin America (In Portuguese). In: Cadernos Adenauer XVII (2016), no2, Mudanças Climáticas: o Desafio do Século, Rio de Janeiro: Fundação Konrad Adenauer, 2016.

MARZANO, K.; CHOLIBOIS, T. Urban Climate Governance: the Latin American experience (In Spanish). In: GUIZAR, C (Coord.). Los Municipios ante los Desafíos Globales: Cambio Climático y Sustentabilidad. Fundación Rafael Preciado Hernández, Mexico 2016.

MARZANO, K. ; ARANTES, A. ; CASTRO, B. The European Court of Human Rights (In Portuguese). Manual de Direito Processual Internacional; 1ª ed. Belo Horizonte: SARAIVA, 2012. ISBN / ISSN: 9788502134225.

MARZANO, K. The Sutherland Report and the issues of WTO governance and multi-level governance (In Portuguese). In: BRANT, Leonardo Nemer Caldeira, et al. (Org.). Direito Internacional Contemporâneo. Curitiba: Juruá, 2011. ISBN: 9788536233079.

MARZANO, K. Development and Trade: Viability of a Social Clause at WTO (In Portuguese). Brazilian Yearbook of international Law - v.1, n. 8, Janeiro de 2010 - Belo Horizonte: CEDIN, 2010. ISSN 19809484.

MARZANO, K. ; PEREIRA, L. Comments to article 35 of UN Charter (In Portuguese) In: Leonardo Nemer Caldeira Brant. (Org.). Comentário à Carta das Nações Unidas. 1 ed. Belo Horizonte: CEDIN, 2008, v. único, p. 533-548. ISBN / ISSN: 9788599499023.

MARZANO, K.; BRANT, L. Comments to article 5 of Brazilian Constitution (In Portuguese) Rio de Janeiro: Forense, 2009. In: Comentários à Constituição Federal de 1988. ISBN / ISSN: 9788530929237.