Katie Johnson is a researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC). She obtained her PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and holds a MA in Climate and Society from Columbia University and a BA in Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University. Katie’s doctoral research focused on assessing the direct economic costs of sea level rise and storm tide damage in coastal communities using tide gauge data and depth-damage functions.
Katie’s research background and primary research interests include urban aspects of climate change, and impacts and adaptations in coastal areas. 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. At FEEM and CMCC, Katie is involved with the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), as well as the GEMINA, ODISHA RMSI, and POCACITO projects.