Karen Morrow



Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University


Karen is a Professor of Environmental Law at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University, in Wales. Her expertise lies in the theoretical and practical aspects of public participation in environmental law and policy and on gender and the environment. She earned her LLM (Public Law) from King’s College London and her LLB (hons) from the Queen's University Belfast. Over the years, her research has covered topics such as the governance challenges of the Anthropocene, climate change, the land-use planetary boundary, and issues around payment for ecosystem services.

At THE NEW INSTITUTE, Karen is involved in the program “Governing the Planetary Commons: A Focus on the Amazon”. She will join us in May 2024.


Towards an Ecofeminist Critique of International Law, in Vincent Chapaux, Frederic Megret and Usha Natarajan (eds)
The Routledge Handbook of International Law and Anthropocentrism, 2023

The Anthropocene and Human Rights: A New Context and the Need to Revisit Collective Human Concerns
in Peter D. Burdon and James Martel (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Law and the Anthropocene, 2023

Land System Change
in Duncan French and Louis Kotzé (eds), Research Handbook on Law, Governance and Planetary Boundaries, 2021

Tackling Climate Change and Gender Justice – Integral; Not Optional
in Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 11(1), 2021

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