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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

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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