Dr Joanna Depledge

Editor at Climate Policy Journal

Editor, Climate Policy Journal

Dr Joanna Depledge is a researcher, editor, writer and observer of the international climate change negotiations. She is widely published on the climate change regime and other international environmental processes.

Dr Depledge was previously an affiliated lecturer at POLIS. Between 2003 and 2009, she was Sutasoma Research Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College. Her main research interest lies in international climate change politics, and the international climate change negotiations. She also works on global negotiation processes more generally, notably on the ozone depletion and international whaling regimes.

Dr Depledge teaches and supervises on climate change for several courses at Cambridge, including on the Mphil in Fundamentals of International Environmental Law (Land Economy), and the MSt in International Relations (POLIS/Institute for Continuing Education). She is also a regular contributor to the journal Environmental Policy and Lawon the climate change, ozone and International Whaling Commission (IWC) negotiations.

Dr Depledge is a former staff member of the UN Climate Change Secretariat (1996-1998) and, up to 2002, continued to work for the Secretariat as a consultant, providing support to the negotiations and preparing public information products. She has also worked as a writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, reporting on climate change, ozone and biodiversity meetings.

She holds a PhD from University College London, an MSc (with distinction) in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BSc (first class) in Geography from the University of Cambridge.

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    The Crisis of the Anthropocene

    As part of the 2020 Christ's Climate Series, Professor Charlie Kennel posited that climate change is no longer simply a scientific or technological problem, but rather a global and societal phenomenon which he described as “the crisis of the Anthropocene.”

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    How has Paris 2015 changed the landscape and rhetoric surrounding climate change?

    In the first seminar of this series, CSaP Visiting Research Fellow, Professor Charles Kennel introduced two speakers who shared their thoughts on how Paris 2015 had changed the landscape and rhetoric surrounding climate change.