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: Arctic climate governance via EU law on black carbon? Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL upcoming in 2018)

Romppanen, S. & Yamineva, Y.: Is law failing to address air pollution? Reflections on international and EU developments. Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL 2016).

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

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

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

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

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

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