February 29, 2024

Rachel Ardiff

Researcher, Oxford Net Zero

Rachel Ardiff is a research associate and visiting academic from Dublin Ireland, currently working in the University of Oxford, working with both Oxford Net Zero and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. She also works in partnership with Carbon Balance, researching EU Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) policy and decision-making processes. She is an Iveagh Fellow, awarded by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Saothar. She has completed a Bachelors of Laws (2023) at Trinity College, University of Dublin, during which she studied at Sciences Po Paris. She has participated in various human rights and access to justice initiatives, and completed a research project on international environmental law and policy which examined the work of the Nordhaus climate club along with the Carbon Take-back obligation. This led to her present research project in Oxford, looking at Europe’s current CCS policy, considering EU law issues in the area and how to implement producer obligations in the fossil fuel industry.