Katherine Lofts

Director of Research and Programmes


Katherine is passionate about creating a more just and sustainable world, and has worked extensively at the intersections of environmental governance, human rights, and climate change for more than a decade.

Katherine holds BCL, LLB, and LLM. degrees from the McGill University Faculty of Law, as well as an MA in English literature (McGill) and a BA in English (Honours) (University of Victoria). In addition, she is licensed to practice law in Ontario and New York.


Katherine completed a law clerkship at the Federal Court of Canada, and has served as the Programme Manager for the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law’s Climate Change Programme. She is currently a Research Associate with McGill University’s Law, Governance & Society Lab.


Originally from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Katherine has lived and worked in the UK, the US, France, India, and Singapore.