University Lecturer

Dr., Docent, Senior Lecturer on International Environmental Law

Senior Research Scientist (Finnish Environment Institute)

Dr. Seita Romppanen is a Senior Lecturer in International Environmental Law at the University of Eastern Finland Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) and a Senior Research Scientist on Law on Sustainability Transitions at the Finnish Environment Institute’s Climate Change Programme (SYKE). In her academic research, Dr. Romppanen has published on several topics relating to international and EU environmental and climate law (i.e. the LULUCF and effort sharing sectors’ legal framework, renewable energy, forests and bioenergy, sustainability transitions, environmental protection, and Arctic environmental law). Dr. Romppanen participates to the work of different research projects.  She contributes to the development of UEF's strategic research as the vice director of one of UEF RC's (RESOURCE, Sustainable Resource Society: Circular Economy, Energy and Raw Materials). Her teaching activities focus on EU environmental and climate law. She supervises both PhD projects as well as Master’s theses. Dr. Romppanen has a long experience of developing and running international Master’s programmes in law.

She has an extensive experience of international collaborating in relation to research, teaching and project work. She holds external expert positions with both national and international working groups and steering groups, as well as has been appointed to scientific evaluation panels. She also works as a consultant in the field of environmental l..

Contact info


Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School



+358 50 442 3430


Teaching Activities

EU environmental law, national environmental law, sustainability

Research groups and research projects

Leaving No One Lost in Transition: Citizens and the Legitimacy of Finland’s Transition to a Carbon Neutral Welfare State (2035Legitimacy), 2020-2026 Climate impacts and environmental permitting (ILU), Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities, 2020-2021 Circular Economy Catalysts: From Innovation to Business Ecosystems (CICAT2025), 2018-2023 Novel soil management practices – key for sustainable bioeconomy and climate change mitigation (SOMPA), Academy of Finland, Strategic Research Council, 2017-2022

Research groups - UEF