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Yulia  Yamineva

Yulia Yamineva

Associate Professor

International law, specialised in climate law and policy

Law School, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies

yulia.yamineva@uef.fi

My primary area of expertise is climate law and governance, where I have worked on a variety of topics, including:

  • International climate law and governance, UN climate negotiations, climate finance;
  • Law and governance of mitigating emissions of non-CO2 GHGs; short-lived climate pollutants; climate – air quality policy integration;
  • Governance of climate tipping points;
  • Climate law and climate modelling;
  • Science-policy interface, especially Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change;
  • Climate policies in national and regional contexts: EU, Arctic, Russia, China.

My approach to research is interdisciplinary, drawing on the fields of climate and environmental law, policy and governance, and, sometimes, science & technology studies. I closely collaborate with climate and atmospheric scientists.

At the UEF Law School, I am also Co-Director of the Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law, responsible for its major in climate law, as well as Director of the UEF-UNEP Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

Prior to academic work, I worked for the UN Climate Change Convention Secretariat, supporting intergovernmental negotiations on climate finance, and International Institute for Sustainable Development – Earth Negotiations Bulletin. I hold PhD in International Studies and MPhil in Environmental Policy, both from the University of Cambridge. I am proud of my Bashkort heritage: Bashkort people are an ethnic group indigenous to Southern Urals in Russia.

Current projects:

Principal investigator of the project consortium ‘ClimAirPathways: Science-based legal pathways to reduce black carbon emissions in the EU and China: Towards integrated climate – air quality approaches’ (Research Council of Finland, 2023-2027)

Co-PI, climate law package, Atmosphere and Climate Competence Centre (Research Council of Finland flagship, 2020-2028)

Current PhD students:

  1. Raihanatul Jannat “Building climate-resilient development of women in Bangladesh through adaptation law” (2020)
  2. Saga Eriksson ‘EU sustainable finance legislation: Towards creation of green markets and agency?’ (2022)
  3. Moritz Petersmann ‘Fit for governing modern wicked problems? International science-policy interfaces under scrutiny’ (2022)
  4. Camille Bertaux ‘WHO guidelines & environmental law in a moving context – from mere reference to conclusive influence?’, UCLouvain Saint-Louis Bruxelles, Centre for Environmental Law (Member of the supervisory committee with Prof Misonne and Prof Peeters; 2022)
  5. Katri Varis ‘Role of scientific advisory bodies in EU climate law and policy’ (2023)
  6. Niklas Löther ‘From fragmentation to integration in legal responses to climate change and air pollution: A transnational investigation of pathways and obstacles to integrated environmental lawmaking in the European Union’ (2023; ClimAirPathways project)
  7. Eveliina Laine ‘Climate Adaptation Finance: From International Rules to Impact’ (2024)

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