Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer of International Law

Dr. Tuula Honkonen is specialized in international environmental law wherein she has expertise in a variety of different themes, ranging from the national implementation of international genetic resources regulation and transboundary water agreements to the future of international chemicals and waste management. Her specific current research interests lie in the dynamics of multilateral environmental agreements, esp. the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, transboundary water law and diplomacy and climate change law issues. In her research, she seeks to combine the legal perspective to practical policy-making, both and the national and international levels. In addition to research, Dr. Honkonen has experience in teaching, journal editing, consultancy work and the preparation of training materials and exercises for international environmental law-making courses.

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Teaching Activities

Introduction to Environmental Law
International Environmental Law I
International Environmental Law II
Seminar on International and European Environmental Law
International Environmental Negotiations: Simulation Exercise

International Water Law

Research groups and research projects

2035Legitimacy (Leaving No One Lost in Transition: Citizens and the Legitimacy of Finland’s Transition to a Carbon Neutral Welfare State)

ILU (Climate impacts and the environmental permit process)

ClimaSlow (Slowing down climate change: combining climate law and climate science to identify the best options to reduce emissions of short-lived climate forcers in developing countries) (UEF/European Research Council)
Preparation of the UNECE Handbook on Water Allocation (UNECE secretariat servicing the Water Convention)

Research groups - UEF