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Kate Guy is a DPhil in International Relations Candidate (Department of Politics and International Relations). I’m also a researcher with the Blavatnik School of Government, a lecturer at University College, and a Manager of the Oxford School of Climate Change.

Main area(s) of interest/expertise

I research how climate change will impact the ability of states to cooperate, and how climate impacts will increase threats to international security and governance. My professional background is in international climate negotiations and in U.S. politics. 

Why is Oxford a good place to work in research related to environmental challenges?

The interdisciplinary of the University on these issues is diverse and expansive. Plus, students at all levels are increasingly interested in engaging with climate debates and research, making for a rich community of action.

What is the biggest environmental challenge facing the planet right now?

Due to the research of climate scientists around the world (many here at Oxford!), we have a pretty good idea of what the future will look like if we allow global temperatures to keep rising - and it is a frightening picture. What we haven’t done is taken action to stave off these grim possibilities, or to prepare ourselves for the coming changes. That will make climate impacts all the more difficult for our societies to bear, leading to dangerous human security threats worldwide.

Despite the challenges, are you optimistic about our future?  

I’m optimistic that political will for widespread action and change is growing due to the continued efforts of advocacy and youth groups. Whether this will translate into swift action remains to be seen.

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