Members and Contacts

Professors and Adjunct Professors

Kim Talus
Director of CCEEL
Professor of European Economic and Energy Law
+358 50 442 3315
kim.talus @
Aurora II, 2nd floor, room 2073

Kati Kulovesi
Co-Director of CCEEL
Professor of International Law
in particular International Environmental Law, PhD
+358 50 4392173
kati.kulovesi @

Biography (link)

Tapio Määttä
Professor,  Environmental Law
Head of the Department
+ 358 50 575 1589
Tapio.Maatta @
Office: Aurora II, 2. floor, room 2068
Office hour: Wed 11-12

Harro van Asselt
Professor of Climate Law and Policy, PhD
phone: +44 186 542 6316

Biography (link)


Ismo Pölönen
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law, D. Ad.Sc.
+358 50 442 3385
Ismo.Polonen @
Office: Aurora II, 2. floor, room 2063


Eduardo G. Pereira
Adjunct Professor of Energy Law,

Biography (link)

Elisa Morgera
Adjunct Professor / Docent of International and EU Environmental Law


Antto Vihma
Adjunct Professor / Docent of Climate Policy and Law


Andrei V. Belyi



Post-Doc Researchers

Contact information for UEF Law School employees (link)

Minna Pappila

Yulia Yamineva
Senior Researcher, PhD, International Environmental Law
Biography (link)

Seita Romppanen
Senior Lecturer in International Environmental Law, LL.D
Biography (link)

Sabaa Khan
Senior Researcher, International Environmental Law, PhD
Biography (link)

Tuula Honkonen
Senior Researcher, International Environmental Law, PhD
Biography (link)

PhD Researchers

Contact information for UEF Law School employees (link)

Ayodele Oni 
Gas market regulation (Supervisors: Kim Talus and Eduardo Pereira)

Baiba Miltoviča 
Electricity markets and consumer protection (Supervisors: Kim Talus and Andrey Belyi (Tartu))

Ioanna Mersinia
Emission trading in the EU (Supervisors: Kim Talus and Kati Kulovesi)

Johanna Ahonen
Urban waste water treatment: nitrogen removal in conflicting prerequisite of law and the environmental protection (Supervisors: Tapio Määttä and Ismo Pölönen)

Kaisa Huhta
Capacity mechanisms and EU law

Karl Upston-Hooper
Where Two Worlds Collide: Emission Reduction Purchase Agreements, the Evolution of the Dialectic Relationship of Private Contracts and International Environmental Law at the Heart of the Global Climate Regime (Supervisors: Kati Kulovesi and Kim Talus)

Kimmo Malin
Legal cadastral survey - procedural study

Maria Eugenia Recio Pivo
Multiple layers of governance and regulation of forests: exploring challenges and opportunities for the future REDD+ landscape (Supervisors: Kati Kulovesi and Tuomas Kuokkanen)

Marko Heiskanen
Towards Biodiversity-Specialized Carbon Management in Developing Countries - CDM Forestry as a Regulatory Example (Supervisor: Tapio Määttä)

Niko Soininen
Judicial Duty to Give Reasoned Decisions in Water Permit Judgments
Biography (link)

Rasa Ptasekaite
EU vs Euratom Treaty (Supervisors: Kim Talus and Jakub Handrlica, Charles IV University)

Sara Kymenvaara
Low-Emission Transport Fuels - Regulatory Potential in the Multi-Level Governance of Climate Change (Supervisors: Kati Kulovesi and Harro van Asselt)

Sirja-Leena Penttinen
Energy and Treaty Law (Supervisors: Kim Talus and Henrik Bjornebye (Oslo))

Tade Oyewunmi
A comparative study of Gas Utilisation and Electricity Regulation in Nigeria and the EU (Supervisors: Kim Talus and Yinka Omorogbe, University of Ibadan)

Dayann Obeng-Darko
On the Rules and Regulations of Electricity Production from Renewable Energy Sources: A Comparative Examination Between Ghana and the European Union (Supervisors: Kim Talus and Penelope Crossley, Sydney Law School)

Berryl Claire Asiago
“Government Interventions in International Business; The Rise of Local Content Requirements in the Oil and Gas industry”; Examining Legal, Institutional and Socio-Economic issues (Supervisors: Kim Talus and Tina Hunter)

Meri-Katriina Pyhäranta
Landowners' legal role in shale gas production
(Supervisors: Kim Talus and Eduardo Pereira)

Moritz Wüstenberg
Regulation of Energy Trade in the WTO – The EU-Russia Sphere (Supervisors: Kim Talus and Andrei Belyi)

Rosemary Mwanza
Beyond rhetoric: Can environmental rights provide effective remedies for corporate environmental pollution in the extrative industry in Kenya? (Harro van Asselt, Päivi Leino-Sandberg)
Biography (link)

Outi Manninen
Access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources under the Nagoya Protocol: Interpretation of key concepts (Supervisors: Kati Kulovesi and Elisa Morgera)

Veera Julia Pekkarinen
Global regulation of methane (Supervisors: Kati Kulovesi and Harro van Asselt)