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Emily  Webster

Emily Webster

  • PhD students

PhD student

Research subject areas

  • Law


Emily Webster is a PhD candidate in Law under the supervision of Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli and Professor Peer Zumbansen. Emily’s research concerns the responses of 'law' to the problem of climate change. In particular, she is interested in the centrality of the state in ushering in the clean energy transition. She particularly focuses on how transnational legal normative developments influence the ways in which the UK Government exercises its administrative functions to encourage greenhouse gas reductions in the fossil fuel sector in compliance with the statutory 2050 net zero target mandated by the Climate Change Act 2008. She is also interested in the wider implications of the turn to ‘cleaner’ sources of energy, including bioenergy, and the environmental and social impacts associated with their use.