Dr Solis joined the Australian legal academy as a Lecturer at the University of Adelaide Law School in 2015, after almost two decades as a lawyer in the Philippines and working as a legal and policy adviser to multilateral financing and development institutions such as the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme, among others.
He is also a Visiting Faculty at the University of Sydney Law School in 2016 and 2018. Dr Solis serves as the University of Adelaide’s Designated Contact Point to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Adelaide Law School’s Indigenous Student Liaison Officer. From 2016 to 2017, he was a member of, and legal adviser to, the Philippines Delegation, and thus, granted a party or negotiator status in the 22nd and 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC in Marrakesh and Bonn. He will head the University of Adelaide’s delegation to COP 24 in Poland this year.
Dr Manuel P S Solis will be speaking at ASEAN Forum: environmental sustainability in ASEAN, this Friday 5 October at the University of Sydney.