Catriona McKinnon, PhD

Catriona McKinnon, PhD

Catriona McKinnon, is Director of the Leverhulme Programme in Climate Justice and  a Professor of Political Theory at the University of Reading, UK. Her research is focused on climate ethics and justice, with a particular interest in intergenerational questions. Her published work addresses: just compensation for climate damages, the precautionary principle, hope for climate justice, climate denial, and liberal approaches to climate justice. She is the author of Climate Change and Future Justice: Precaution, Compensation, and Triage (2012), and the coeditor of The Ethics of Climate Governance (2015) and Climate Change and Liberal Priorities (2011). She is presently completing a book defending the idea of a new international criminal offence of ‘postericide’ (committed by conduct fit to bring about the near extinction of humanity), and she is also writing an introductory book on climate justice.