Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University
Claire Stockwell

Claire Stockwell

claire.stockwell (at)

Claire Stockwell is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and is a pre-doctoral Visiting Fellow with the STS Program for the 2014-2015 academic year. Her research focuses on how knowledge is constructed to support legal arguments in climate change litigation. While at Harvard, Claire will analyze US climate case law and conduct interviews with key actors involved in the litigation.

Claire holds a Bachelor of Science and a LLB/BCL from McGill University in Canada, an International Masters in Environmental Policy from Roskilde University in Denmark and an International Baccalaureate from Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong. Claire has extensive experience working on international climate policy, including as a Fellow of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research’s Climate Change Programme where she worked on capacity building initiatives. As part of her doctoral research, Claire has been a visiting researcher at the Australian National University’s Centre for Climate Law and Policy in Canberra, Australia.

Selected Publications
William Hare, Claire Stockwell, Christian Flachsland & Sebastian Oberthür. “The Architecture of the Global Climate Regime: A Top-Down Perspective” (2010) 10 Climate Policy 600.

Claire Stockwell, William Hare & Kirsten Macey. “Designing a REDD [Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation] Mechanism: The TDERM Triptych” in B. Richardson et al., eds. Climate Law and Developing Countries: Legal and Policy Challenges for the World Economy (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009) 151.

Note: The above information concerns a past fellow at the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. It does not constituent evidence of current enrollment. The information may be out of date. To update their information, past fellows should e-mail the site administrator.