Researcher, International Environmental and Climate Change Law
Veera Pekkarinen is a doctoral researcher in climate law at the UEF Law School. Her research focuses on global legal and regulatory framework for methane, which is a short-lived climate pollutant and the second most important contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. The research focuses particularly on examining opportunities to strengthen action on methane in developing countries and special attention is also given to informal initiatives targeting methane. Her research is a part of the European Research Council funded project “ClimaSlow: Slowing Down Climate Change: Combining Climate Law and Climate Science to Identify the Best Options to Reduce Emissions of Short-lived Climate Pollutants in Developing Countries”. Her other research interests include climate change loss and damage.
Pekkarinen also coordinates the UEF—UN Environment Course on MEAs, which is a high-profile two-week Course focusing on international environmental law-making and diplomacy. The Course is intended for experienced government officials engaged in international environmental negotiations and it is organized annually in cooperation with the UEF and United Nations Environment Programme.
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School
Research groups - UEF
Pekkarinen, Veera. 2021. Using the Paris Agreement to Strengthen Action on Methane IISD Library 13.1.2021: -. 2021
van Asselt, Harro; Pekkarinen, Veera. 2021. The Global Methane Pledge: a timely new step in global climate governance Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law blog (CCEEL Blog) 6.10.2021: -. 2021
Options to Strengthen Action on Methane through the Paris Agreement. Pekkarinen, Veera / Options to Strengthen Action on Methane through the Paris Agreement. 2020. 2020
Pekkarinen, Veera. 2020. Going beyond CO2: Strengthening action on global methane emissions under the UN climate regime Review of European, comparative & international environmental law 29 3: 464-478. 2020
Pekkarinen, Veera; Toussaint, Patrick; van Asselt, Harro. 2019. Loss and Damage after Paris: Moving Beyond Rhetoric Carbon and climate law review 13 1: 31-49. 2019
Pekkarinen, Veera Julia. 2018. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and Commentary, edited by Daniel Klein, Maria Pia Carazo, Meinhard Doelle, Jane Bulmer, and Andrew Higham Carbon and Climate Law Review 12 2: 167-168. 2018