Seita Romppanen

Dr., LL.M (international environmental law) Seita Romppanen works at the UEF Law School as a senior lecturer in international environmental law. She is also the Executive Director of the MDP in Environmental Law & Policy. Her PhD from 2015 analysed the EU biofuels governance in the context of the EU regulatory framework on climate, environment & energy, and the theory on new governance. Her current research focuses on issues such as the LULUCF-sector and climate governance, sustainable bioenergy and law for the bioeconomy. Through her legal research on LULUCF in its multi-level regime context Dr. Romppanen participates the SOMPA project, which launches in January 2018. She also conducts research for the WHITE project through her research on the EU’s Arctic climate governance and the SLCP’s. Her teaching responsibilities at the UEF Law School and other universities cover a range of themes under EU and international environmental law. She also manages the UEF-UN Environment course on MEAs in collaboration with UN Environment and is one of the editors of the International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review.

Examples of recent publications:

Romppanen, S. & Yamineva, Y. (2017): Is law failing to address air pollution? Reflections on international and EU developments. Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL).

Romppanen, S. (2017): What Goes Around, Comes Around – A Legal Analysis of the Rules Concerning LULUCF (upcoming in The Finnish Journal of Environmental Law)

Romppanen, S. (2017): Biofuels, Chapter 25 in Morgera, E. & Razzaque, J. (eds.): Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law. Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law series.

Romppanen, S. & Jansson, M. (2016): Biofuels in Morgera, E. & Kulovesi, K. (eds.): Research Handbook on International Law and Natural Resources. Edward Elgar Research Handbooks in International Law series.

Kulovesi, K., Romppanen, S. & Yamineva, Y. (2016): Introduction to Climate Law's Special Issue on Renewable-Energy Law. Climate Law (Brill).

Romppanen, S. (2015): New Governance in Context. Evaluating the EU Biofuels Regime. Publications of the University of Eastern Finland.

Full list of publications and other academic activities is available here.