Yamineva’s primary area of expertise is international climate law and governance. She has also conducted research on national climate policies (China, Russia) as well as on air pollution and science-policy interface. This work has been published in leading academic journals. Yamineva's approach to research is interdisciplinary and combines insights from the fields of international environmental law, global environmental politics and governance, science and technology studies, and policy studies.
Yamineva holds Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Cambridge. Following doctoral research, she worked in the intergovernmental negotiations for UN Climate Change Convention Secretariat (climate finance) and International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School
- Global Environmental Politics
- Climate Change Law & Policy
- Raihanatul Jannat, PhD project ‘Role of transnational climate law in enhancing socio-economic resilience through gender-based adaptation: case studies from Bangladesh and the Finnish Arctic”, started in 2020
- Firuz Suleymanov, PhD project ‘The impact of Azerbaijan – Armenia conflict on the environment in the South Caucasus: the role of water in the conflict’, joint supervision with the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, started in 2020
Research groups and research projects
- 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 (ClimaSlow project 2017-2022, European Research Council)
- Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (2021 - , Academy of Finland Flagship funding)
- Sectoral climate transitions (NDC Aspects project, 2021 -, Horizon 2020 funding)
- Gas flaring-induced Black Carbon in the Russian Arctic: Climate Change Impacts and Regulatory Challenges (FLARE project based at University of Helsinki and University of Lapland, Kone Foundation, 2021-2024).
Opportunities for Climate Litigation in Russia: the Impossibility of the Possible. Yamineva, Yulia / Comparative Climate Change Litigation: Beyond the Usual Suspects. 2021. 2021
Allan, Jennifer; Yamineva, Yulia. 2021. Report on Global Climate Yearbook of international environmental law 31: 130-138. 2021
China, Climate Change and the Arctic Environment. Kopra, Sanna; Hurri, Karoliina; Kauppila, Liisa; Stepien, Adam; Yulia Yamineva, Yulia / Chinese policy and presence in the Arctic. 2020. 2020
Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-Based Solutions. Hong, Yun-Chul; Hicks, Kevin; Balakrishnan, Kalpana; Pillarisetti, Ajay; Yamanashita, Ken; Yusoff, Khalid; Panday, Arnico; Rupakheti, Maheswar; Mar, Kathleen; Tanaka, Katsumasa; Gul, Chaman; Takemura, Toshihiko; Kim Oanh, Nguyen Thi; Hiroyuki, Sase; Agrawal, Madhoolika; Steiner, Allison; Emberson, Lisa; Permadi, Didin Agustian; Lei, Duan; Zhaozhong, Feng; et al.. 2019 2019
Yamineva, Yulia; Liu, Zhe. 2019. Cleaning the air, protecting the climate: Policy, legal and institutional nexus to reduce black carbon emissions in China Environmental science and policy 95: 1-10. 2019
Yamineva, Yulia; Kulovesi, Kati. 2018. Keeping the Arctic White: The Legal and Governance Landscape for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in the Arctic Region Transnational Environmental Law 7 2: 201-227. 2018
Kowarsch Martin, Jabbour Jason, Flachsland Christian, Kok Marcel TJ, Watson Robert, Haas Peter M, Minx Jan C, Alcamo Joseph, Garard Jennifer, Riousset Pauline, Pinter Laszlo, Langford Cameron, Yamineva Yulia, von Stechow Christoph, O'Reilly Jessica, Edenhofer Ottmar. 2017. A road map for global environmental assessments. Nature Climate Change 7 6: 379-382. 2017
Kulovesi Kati, Yamineva Yulia, Jerkku Veera. 2017. More Time for an Energy Revolution? Seizing the Opportunity to Slow Down Climate Change by Cutting Emissions of Short-lived Climate Pollutants Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law blog (CCEEL Blog) 12.5.2017: -. 2017
Special Issue on International and EU Law on Air Pollution. Yamineva Yulia, Romppanen Seita. 2017 2017
Yamineva Yulia, Romppanen Seita. 2017. Is law failing to address air pollution? Reflections on international and EU developments. Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 26 3: 189-200. 2017