Natalie Jones

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Page Range

pp. 79–100


  • English

Print Length

32 pages

4. Beyond ‘Error and Terror’: Global Justice and Global Catastrophic Risk

  • Natalie Jones (author)
How can thinking about justice improve the lens through which we consider global existential risks? This chapter considers global injustice and inequality in the study of risk, and analyses the roles of individuals and institutions in causing or dealing with catastrophes. It also proposes a case study for this new perspective, using the example of climate change.


Natalie Jones

Affiliated Researcher at Stockholm Environment Institute

Natalie Jones is a Policy Advisor on Sustainable Energy Supply at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), where she conducts policy advocacy, aiming to influence governments and international institutions on phasing down oil and gas production in a just and equitable manner. Natalie is also an Affiliated Researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Natalie was previously a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, where she worked at the intersection of global justice and global catastrophic risk, with a particular interest in climate change. Her projects included: elaborating the conceptual linkage between global justice and global catastrophic risk; assessing indigenous peoples’ collective right to participate in global governance; and exploring how countries discuss fossil fuel production in their national communications under the Paris Agreement. Prior to joining CSER, Natalie completed a PhD in international law at Trinity College, Cambridge and worked as a research assistant at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. She co-founded and was secretariat Co-Coordinator for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Future Generations. Natalie holds an LLM in international law from the University of Cambridge, and an LLB(Hons) and BSc in physics from the University of Canterbury. Alongside her academic work, she writes for IISD’s Earth Negotiations Bulletin, the de facto history of multilateral environmental negotiations.