Injy Johnstone

Research Associate in Net Zero Aligned Offsetting


Injy works to establish a new research programme focused on offsetting and finance within Oxford Sustainable Finance Group. She is a final stage PhD Candidate in International Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington and an Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Her research focuses on conceiving Net-Zero as a source of new legal norms and delving into their substance, including how they can promote the environmental integrity of carbon markets. Injy gained an LLM in Environmental and Energy Law as a Fulbright scholar from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She also holds an LLB(Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington and a BSc in Physical Geography and Economics from the University of Otago.

Injy has worked with and advised a range of public, private and third-sector entities, including Oxford Net-Zero, the Global Center on Adaptation, UNESCO and the UN MGCY. While at New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment, she was the Project Administrator for New Zealand’s Zero Carbon Act. In 2022, she ran a project entitled ‘Net-Zero New Zealand’ to conceive Net-Zero norm development on a community level.