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    Dr Katrien Steenmans is an Assistant Professor in Law and the LLM Assistant Course Director at Coventry University. She was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, exploring the regulatory and policy frameworks that can enable public-private finance flows for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. Her doctoral research investigated the role of regulations, policies, and property rights in enabling waste exchanges between organisations. She is continuing research within waste law, and is in particular focused on the implications of different property rights in waste, and how blockchain technologies can be used to underpin and support waste regulations and policies. 

    Dr Steenmans has worked for the Urban Land Institute on climate change implications for real estate portfolio allocation, and on comparing housing affordability across European cities. She has also produced a report for the Civil Justice Council on civil justice issues. At University College London’s Department for Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy her research focused on barriers to climate action for cities, knowledge production and management within the urban governance context, and the governability of infrastructure resilience and fragility in cities.

    Research Interests

    EU environmental law; waste law; law and the circular economy; blockchain technology and governance; climate finance law; property rights in waste; property rights for promoting transitions towards circular economies; industrial symbiosis

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD in Environmental Law, University of Surrey


    Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, University of Surrey


    LLM in Environmental Law, Queen Mary University of London


    Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Trent University


    LLB, Nottingham Trent University


    Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Trent University


    BSc in Mathematics, University of Warwick



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