Katia Vladimirova holds a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics and is a 2011-14 alumni of the GEM program. She wrote an interdisciplinary dissertation at LUISS Guido Carli and ULB on the role of values in a societal transformation towards sustainability. Katia’s academic interests broadly concern ethical dimesnions of sustainability, including climate and environmental ethics. She explores normative aspects of the global sustainability and climate governance in an interdisciplinary manner, combining her expertise in political theory and in international relations. Katia’s goal is to help develop bridges between normative, philosophical discussions and actual policy research. Katia worked on civil society engagement in the global climate governance. Her most current research focuses on the moral duties of carbon majors in the context of climate change.
In the past few years, Katia has been engaged in a number of projects and initiative. She worken at the United Nations division for sustainable development, where she co-authored a zero draft of the Secretary General’s Report on the Needs of Future Generations (2013). It was first official report of the UN focused entirely on and attemting to elaborate our responsibility towards future generations. Moreover, Katia worked at the UNESCO New York office on culture and education agenda in the Sustainable Development Goals. She developed an original methodology and conducted an analysis of 40 flagship reports of the UN system to trace the connection between education and SDGs. The paper was published in the Sustainable Development Journal.
Katia served two years in a row as a Climate CoLab fellow at MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and is a member of Tellus Institute and the Great Transition network. Collaboration with MIT is on-going. She also worken at the Instituto Affari Internazionali, a think tank in Rome, where she wrote a paper on potential engagement between the EU and civil society in increasing climate change awareness. Katia serves as a reviewer for the Sustainability Journal and Political Studies Journal.
• Vladimirova, K., LeBlanc, D. (2016). Exploring links between education and Sustainable Development Goals
through the lens of UN flagship reports. Sustainable Development Journal. DOI: 10.1002/sd.1626 Wiley
• Vladimirova, K., LeBlanc, D. (2015). How well are the links between education and other sustainable development
goals covered in UN flagship reports? A contribution to the study of the science-policy interface on education in the UN
system. DESA Working Paper No. 146 ST/ESA/2015/DWP/146, United Nations.
• Vladimirova, K. (2015). The Place of Concerns for Posterity in the Global Education for Sustainable
Development Agenda. (book chapter) Raising Awareness About Climate Change Through Education. Wilson,
L., Stevenson, C. (eds.). IGN Global.
• Vladimirova, K. (2014). Russia: Case Study. Ethics and Justice in Formulating National Climate Change
Policies. Brown, D., Taylor, P. (eds.). IUCN publishing.
• Vladimirova, E. (2014). Climate Change and Future Generations: Pure Intergenerational Problem and
the UNESCO. Ethics in Progress, special volume on Environmental Ethics (ISSN 2084-9257). Vol. 5 (2014).
No. 1. 66-79. doi:10.14746/eip.2014.1.4.
• Vladimirova, E. (2014). Environmental Justice. Essential Concepts for Global Environmental Governance.
Morin, J.F. & Orsini, A. (eds.).
• Vladimirova, K. (2013). UN Report on Intergenerational Solidarity and the Needs of Future Generations: Concerns
about future generations make their way to the global political agenda. Future Justice, invited guest contribution.
• Vladimirova, E. (2012). Raising Awareness Together: How Can the EU Engage with Civil Society to
Promote Sustainable Lifestyles? IAI Working Papers 12/18 – June 2012.
• Vladimirova, E. (2012). Suggestions of the Youth Expert Group to the Sustainable Development in
Russia. Towards Sustainable Development in Russia Bulletin, No 59, 2012. Institute of Sustainable
Development, Moscow, 2012 (in Russian).
• Vladimirova, E. (2012). Book Review: Climate Ethics: Essential Readings by Gardiner, S.M., Caney, S.,
Jamieson, D. & Shue, H. (eds., 2011). Plurilogue: Politics and Philosophy Reviews.
• Vladimirova, E. (2012). Book Review: Climate Politics by Giddens, A. Plurilogue: Politics and