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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Dr Emily Webster is Assistant Professor in Environmental Law at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. She is a Law Fellow at Queens' College, a member of the Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Engagement, senior research Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute, King’s College London, a member of the Centre for Climate Change Law and Governance, King’s College London, a Research Fellow for the Earth System Governance research project and a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. Emily teaches International, EU and domestic environmental law, tort law and company law. She has been invited to give guest lectures concerning company law and climate change, oceans and climate change, environmental justice and tort law at Birkbeck University, the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies, the University of Arizona and UCL respectively.  She has presented widely at academic conferences and workshops.


Emily has worked as a researcher with both the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and the Global Legal Action Network. She is the Managing Editor for Transnational Legal Theory and co-convenor of the journal’s special issue on Transnational Environmental Law and the Anthropocene. Emily was an ESRC funded doctoral candidate at King’s College London. She holds an LL.M in transnational law (King’s College London) and an LL.B, both with distinction.


Environmental Law
Transnational Law
Climate Change Law


Domestic, EU, Transnational and International Environmental Law, Decarbonisation and the Energy Transition, Climate Change Law, Environmental Litigation 


Key publications: 

‘Transnational legal processes, the EU and RED II: Strengthening the global governance of bioenergy’ (2019) 29(1) Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law 86-94.

‘Information Disclosure and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy: Climate-Related Risk in the UK and France’ (2019) 32 Journal of Environmental Law 279-308.

Other publications: 

Edited Books

Emily Webster and Laura Mai (eds) Transnational Environmental Law in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the Role of Law in Times of Planetary Change (Routledge, 2021).

Emily Webster, Ankita Gupta and Ruth Ambros (eds) Transnational Food Security (Routledge, 2020).


Book Chapters

Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli and Emily Webster, ‘Atmospheric Aerosol Loading’ in Duncan French and Louis Kotze (eds) Research Handbook on Law, Governance and Planetary Boundaries (Elgar, 2021).



'Regulating Humanity's Impact on the Earth: The Promise of Transnational Environmental Law' Global Policy (forthcoming).

‘Litigation and regulatory governance in the age of the Anthropocene: The case of fracking in the Karoo’ (with Melanie Murcott) (2020) 11(1-2) Transnational Legal Theory 144-164.

‘Transnational Environmental Law in the Age of the Anthropocene’ (with Laura Mai) (2020) 11(1-2) Transnational Legal Theory 1-15.

‘Introduction: Transnational Food (In)Security’ (with Peer Zumbansen) (2019) 9(3-4) Transnational Legal Theory 175-190.


Book reviews, case notes and commentaries 

‘Global Justice and Climate Governance: Bridging Theory and Practice Alix Dietzel (2019), Edinburgh University Press) ISBN: 978-1-4744-3791-2’ (2019) 30(2) King’s Law Journal 326-329.

Teaching and Supervisions


National, EU and Comparative Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Tort Law, Company Law

Research supervision: 

Climate change, international environmental law, transnational law

Emily Webster

Contact Details

Email address: 
BB 41, Cripps Building, Queens' College