Climate Learning Partnership
Karen’s work focuses on justice dimensions of climate change. She works on a variety of issues related to climate, gender, and environmental justice, including citizen engagement processes for socially-just climate action, site-level assessments for equity and governance, and equitable multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Karen works with grassroots networks and collaborative initiatives to understand factors that enable the meaningful citizen engagement processes for locally led climate action and whole-of-society responses to climate change.
Her research interests span disciplinary boundaries and encompass climate, gender, and environmental justice, environmental and risk governance, enablers of grassroots collective action, social learning, and enablers of equitable multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Citizen engagement, equity and governance; environmental justice; partnerships, capacity building and collaborative mechanisms; MPA management effectiveness; planning, monitoring and evaluation; integration of environmental considerations into metrics of poverty, human well-being; social justice; gender and intersectional analysis.
Exploring citizen engagement processes for socially-just climate action, co-designing a collaborative initiative to enable increased access to climate finance for grassroots organisations, examining enablers of equitable multi-stakeholder partnerships, and implementing site-level equity and governance assessments in Latin America.