Rachel Ardiff

Rachel Ardiff is a Research Associate with Oxford Net Zero and the Sustainable Law Programme, researching legal implementations of the Carbon Takeback Obligation and corporate accountability mechanisms for fossil fuel companies. She also works in partnership with the Carbon Balance Initiative, where she is researching EU carbon capture and storage (CCS) policies and climate justice approaches to CCS implementation. Rachel graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2023 with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), where she completed a dissertation in international environmental law, looking at the Nordhaus climate club with a Carbon Takeback Obligation. She was awarded the Iveagh Fellowship in 2023 by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Saothar. Her research focuses on strengthening supply-side and upstream climate policy mechanisms. She is a George Moore Scholar and hopes to use that opportunity to continue working on climate justice approaches to CCS and carbon dioxide removal strategies and the implementation of producer accountability mechanisms for fossil fuel companies.


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