Katie Johnson is a researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE). She obtained her PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, and holds a MA in Climate and Society from Columbia University and a BA in Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University. She has conducted research at both the Center for Climate Systems Research and the Columbia Water Center at The Earth Institute in New York City, and at FEEM in Venice.
Within the ECIP division at CMCC@Ca’Foscari, Katie’s research focuses on the assessment of sustainable urban adaptation policies and practices. She is currently involved in the Interreg Italy-Croatia project Adriadapt. Katie also works at the science-policy interface, supporting the European Environment Agency through the European Topic Center on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation (Climate-ADAPT, Monitoring and evaluation of national adaptation strategies and plans, Urban and social aspects of adaptation, and the Virtual EU observatory on climate change and health). Furthermore in the Communication & Media Office, Katie is Assistant Editor of the EAERE Magazine.