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Education CV

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  • PhD in Law, Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2016-2019)
  • LLM (First Class Honours), Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (2015-2016)
  • LLB (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2008-2012)
  • BSc in Physics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2008-2012)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Commonwealth Scholarship, 2016-2019
  • Whewell Scholarship for International Law, 2016
  • New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Fellowship, 2016-2017
  • Honorary Bachelor Scholarship, Emmanuel College, 2016
  • Emmanuel College Prize, 2016

Professional Qualifications

  • Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand (admitted 2013)

Research Experience

  • Research Affiliate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) (2017 - present)
  • Headnoter, International Law Reports (2017 - present)
  • Research Assistant to Dr Sarah Nouwen, "Peacemaking - What's law got to do with it?", Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (2016-2017)
  • Research Assistant to Dr Julius Weitzdorfer and Prof Kristian Cedervall Lauta, "Fukushima and the Law" (2017-2018)

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Human Rights Law, undergraduate supervisions (2018-2019 academic year)
  • International Environmental Law, LLM Workshops (2018-2019 academic year)
  • EU Environmental Law, undergraduate supervisions (2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic year)

Professional Service

  • Managing Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal (2016-2017), and General Editor (2015-2016)
  • Conference Assistant, OUP Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law Workshop, January 2017
  • Conference Assistant, 'Experiments in International Adjudication' Workshop, September 2017
  • Colloquium Convenor, Cambridge Pro Bono Project (2016-2017)
  • Secretary, Cambridge Pro Bono Project (2015-2016)
  • BA Society Women's Officer, Trinity College, Cambridge (2017-2018)
  • MCR Green Officer, Emmanuel College, Cambridge (2015-2016)

Fields of research

Public International Law, International Environmental Law, International Organisations, Law of Global Governance, Procedural Justice, Future Generations, Climate Change, Fossil Fuel Production


Voice, Self-Determination and International Organizations: Towards Inclusive Global Governance


Prof Eyal Benvenisti (supervisor); Dr Sarah MH Nouwen (advisor)


First year: Dr Surabhi Ranganathan and Dr Lorand Bartels

Representative Publications


Natalie Jones, ‘Safeguarding against Environmental Injustice: 1.5°C Scenarios, Negative Emissions, and Unintended Consequences’ (2018) 12 Carbon and Climate Law Review 23

Natalie Jones, Mark O'Brien and Thomas Ryan, ‘Representation of Future Generations in United Kingdom Policy-Making’ (2018) 102 Futures 153

Natalie Jones, 'Wind energy and adverse visual impact litigation: a balance of local and global interests' (2016) 6 Climate Law 336

Natalie Jones, 'Trade in a 2030 Agenda-era: Fossil fuel subsidies and the WTO' (2016) 5(6) Bridges Africa 20 - translated into French in 'Le commerce dans l’ère de l’Agenda 2030 : les subventions aux combustibles fossiles et l’OMC' (2016) 17(1) Passerelles and into Russian in 'Торговля в период до 2030 г.: субсидирование ископаемого топлива и ВТО' (2016) 9(3) МОСТЫ.

Natalie Jones, 'The application of global carbon budget principles to Buller Coal: a critique' (2015) 11 Brookers Resource Management Bulletin 18

Natalie Jones, 'Fluoridation of water in New Zealand: a raft of litigation' [2015] New Zealand Law Journal 10

Natalie Jones, 'Geoengineering: New Challenges for Environmental Law' (2013) 3 NZLSJ 113

Book chapters

Natalie Jones and Geert van Calster, 'Waste Regulation', in Emma Lees and Jorge E Viñuales (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Natalie Jones, 'The Quake Outcasts' and the 'Third Source' of Government Power: Lessons for Recovery', in Barnaby Bennett, James Dann, Emma Johnson, and Ryan Reynolds (eds), Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch (Freerange Press, 2014)

Working Paper

Cleo Verkuijl, Natalie Jones and Michael Lazarus, 'Untapped ambition: addressing fossil fuel production through NDCs and LEDS' (Stockholm Environment Institute, June 2019)

Edited Book

Allan, Jennifer, Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, Alice Bisiaux, Pamela Chasek, Natalie Jones, Mari Luomi, Anna Schulz, Cleo Verkuijl and Bryndis Woods (eds), From Bali to Marrakech: A Decade of International Climate Negotiations (New York: IISD, 2017).

Conference Presentations

‘Operationalizing the Paris Agreement’s Implementation and Compliance Mechanism: Will It Promote Universality of Climate Action?’ (European Society of International Law Conference, International Environmental Law Interest Group Event, 13 September 2018)

'Voice and Participation in International Organizations: Rights of Peoples and Minorities’ (Cambridge International Law Journal Conference, 3-4 April 2018)

'Representation of Future Generations in United Kingdom Policy-Making' (UK Student Policy Forum, London, April 2017)

'Rights and Representation of Future Generations: Challenges for Existential Risk Governance' (Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk, December 2016)


Start Date

Oct 2016