Kate McKenzie is the designated managing director of the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM). She specializes in international climate law with a particular focus on climate change litigation, ocean governance, social justice, and interdisciplinary research. Kate studied law with a specialization in environmental law in the U.S. and holds both an LLM in global environmental law and governance and 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.