Kate McKenzie is the designated managing director of the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM). She specialises in international climate law with a particular focus on climate change litigation, ocean governance, social justice, and inter-disciplinary research.
Kate studied law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio (USA) where she received her juris doctor (J.D.) with a specialisation in environmental law and graduated from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in global environmental law and governance. She holds a PhD in law from the University of Strathclyde where her research focused on climate change litigation, State due diligence and climate-related responsibility.
Alongside her research, Kate is the Managing Editor of the Carbon & Climate Law Review (CCLR) and has worked with the Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI) since its inception.
Kate previously worked as a licensed attorney and a conflict resolution professional focusing on mediation, inter-organizational relationship building, and conflict prevention with an emphasis on social justice issues.