Professor of Environmental Law (Bioeconomy and Natural Resources Law)

Ismo Pölönen is a Professor of Environmental Law (Bioeconomy and Natural Resources Law) at the UEF Law School. Pölönen defended his dissertation on environmental impact assessment in 2007 and was awarded the title of docent in environmental law in 2012. His research has focused on the EU and Finnish law on environmental impact assessment, mining and forest legislation, land use planning law and public participation rights. Pölönen is very experienced in multidisciplinary and international research projects. He has also held several expert roles that have supported the drafting of legislation and the practical implementation of legal statutes.

Contact info


Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School


Research groups and research projects

The project Collaborative remedies for fragmented societies – facilitating the collaborative turn in environmental decision-making, CORE,


Research groups