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Kate Dooley

University of Melbourne
Australia
Email: kate.dooley [at] climate-energy-college [period/dot] org

Kate Dooley is an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in climate policy and law, ethics, human rights, and is currently a lecturer in climate change politics at the University of Melbourne. She received her PhD in in Political Science from the University of Melbourne and holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London. Kate has policy expertise on forest carbon accounting and forest governance, and has almost two decades experience in advising government and non-governmental organisations on the intersection of forest governance and climate policy. She has published extensively on REDD+ finance, forest carbon monitoring and accounting rules, illegal logging and forest governance, human rights and equity, and the role of science in climate policy.

Kate Dooley’s Website.

Publications

Rodina L, Dooley K, McLeman R, et al. 2021. “Inequalities through the lens of science,” One Earth. 2021;4(10):1335-1338.

Workman M, Darch G, Dooley K, Lomax G, Maltby J, Pollitt H. 2021. “Climate policy decision making in contexts of deep uncertainty – from optimisation to robustness,” Environmental Science & Policy. 2021;120:127-137.

Littleton EW, Dooley K, Webb G, et al. 2021. “Dynamic modelling shows substantial contribution of ecosystem restoration to climate change mitigation,” Environmental Research Letters. 2021;16(12):124061.

Teske S, Pregger T, Simon S, et al. 2021. “It Is Still Possible to Achieve the Paris Climate Agreement: Regional, Sectoral, and Land-Use Pathways,” Energies. 2021;14(8).

Dooley K, Holz C, Kartha S, et al. 2021. “Ethical choices behind quantifications of fair contributions under the Paris Agreement,” Nature Climate Change. 2021;11(4):300-305.

Teske S., Meinshausen M., Dooley K. 2019. State of Research. In: Teske S. (eds) Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals. Springer, Cham.

Teske S. et al. 2019Methodology. In: Teske S. (eds) Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals. Springer, Cham.

Meinshausen M., Dooley K. 2019. “Mitigation Scenarios for Non-energy GHG.” In: Teske S. (eds) Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals. Springer, Cham.

Teske S., Nagrath K., Morris T., Dooley K. 2019. “Renewable Energy Resource Assessment.” In: Teske S. (eds) Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals. Springer, Cham.

Dooley K, Harrould-Kolieb E, Talberg A. 2021. “Carbon-dioxide Removal and Biodiversity: A Threat Identification Framework,” Global Policy. 2021;12(S1):34-44.

Morrow DR, Thompson MS, Anderson A, et al. 2020. “Principles for Thinking about Carbon Dioxide Removal in Just Climate Policy,” One Earth. 2020;3(2):150-153.

Workman M, Dooley K, Lomax G, Maltby J, Darch G. 2020. “Decision making in contexts of deep uncertainty – An alternative approach for long-term climate policy,” Environmental Science & Policy. 2020;103:77-84.

Dooley K, Christoff P, Nicholas KA. 2018. “Co-producing climate policy and negative emissions: trade-offs for sustainable land-use,” Global Sustainability. 2018;1:e3.

Kartha S, Athanasiou T, Caney S, et al. 2018. “Cascading biases against poorer countries,” Nature Climate Change. 2018;8(5):348-349.

Dooley K, Gupta J, Patwardhan A. 2018. “INEA editorial: Achieving 1.5 °C and climate justice,” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. 2018;18(1):1-9.

Dooley K, Kartha S. 2018. “Land-based negative emissions: risks for climate mitigation and impacts on sustainable development,” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. 2018;18(1):79-98.

Dooley K, Gupta A. 2017. “Governing by expertise: the contested politics of (accounting for) land-based mitigation in a new climate agreement,” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. 2017;17(4):483-500.

Media Coverage

Comment from Kate Dooley in ScienceNews on new research mapping ‘irrecoverable carbon’ – A new map shows where carbon needs to stay in nature to avoid climate disaster. November 18, 2021.

Comment from Kate Dooley in The Guardian on Australia’s ‘net-zero’ plan – A farce’: experts dismiss government claims a controversial and unproven technology will cut emissions by 15%. November 18, 2021.

Kate Dooley and Kate McKenzie, Climate Home News – Big business must not be allowed to set the carbon trading agenda at Cop26, April 11, 2021.