Prof. Louis Kotzé is a Researcher and Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, North-West University, South Africa, where he teaches International and African Regional Environmental Law in the structured LLM programme. Dr. Kotzé is also a Senior Professorial Fellow in Earth System Law at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. His research broadly encompasses three interrelated themes that he approaches from a transnational perspective: human rights, socio-ecological justice and environmental constitutionalism; law and the Anthropocene, and; Earth system law.
In 2016, Dr. Kotzé obtained a second Ph.D. degree at Tilburg University, Netherlands, and has been awarded an European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Fellowship to lead a research project during 2018-2019 at the University of Lincoln. Dr. Kotzé has also been awarded the Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellowship for 2022 at the Potsdam Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies.
Prof. Kotzé contributed with classes for Module 6 of the MOOC “The Earth System as a Global Common”.