Senior Researcher

Docent in Climate Law & Policy (2018)

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.

Contact info


Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School






Teaching Activities

  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Climate Change Law & Policy
Current PhD students:
  • 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

Societal Activities

Yamineva regularly consults for UN agencies, mainly on capacity building for climate change negotiations, and formulating and implementing national climate policies. She holds several expert positions, including in the task force on implementation for the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee (2019 -) and the Swedish research council Formas (2019-).

Research groups and research projects

  1. 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)
  2. Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (2021 - , Academy of Finland Flagship funding)
  3. Sectoral climate transitions (NDC Aspects project, 2021 -, Horizon 2020 funding)
  4. 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).