Tuula Honkonen

Dr. Tuula Honkonen works as a post doc researcher at the UEF Law School. She is specialized in international environmental law and policy, having completed her Ph.D on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities in 2008. Since then, she has participated in several research projects on different themes of international environmental law, ranging from the regulation of mining in Central Asia and the national implementation of international genetic resources regulation, to international water law and transboundary water agreements and to the future of international chemicals and waste management. Her specific current research interests lie in the dynamics of multilateral environmental agreements, natural resources governance (especially genetic resources and transboundary waters) and climate change issues. In addition to research, Dr. Honkonen has experience in teaching, journal editing, consultancy work and the preparation of training materials and exercises for international environmental law-making courses.

Dr. Honkonen has adopted a multidisciplinary research approach which covers not only legal analysis but strongly incorporates also regulatory and policy-making aspects. In her research, she seeks to combine the legal perspective to practical policy-making, both and the national and international levels.

Key publications

Tuula Honkonen: Water Security and Climate Change: the Need for Adaptive Governance, 2017 (20) Potchefstroom Electronic Law Review (2017) p. 1-26.

Tuula Honkonen and Sabaa A. Khan: Chemicals and Waste Governance Beyond 2020: Exploring Pathways for a Coherent Global Regime, a study report for the Finnish Ministry of the Environment (2016).

Tuula Honkonen: CBDR and Climate Change, in Daniel A. Farber and Marjan Peeters (eds): Encyclopedia of Climate Law (Edward Elgar Publishing) (2016).

Tuomas Kuokkanen, Ed Couzens, Tuula Honkonen and Melissa Lewis (eds): International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Routledge, 2015).

Thomas Deleuil and Tuula Honkonen: ‘Vertical, Horizontal, Concentric: The Mechanics of Differential Treatment in the Climate Regime’, 5(1) Climate Law (2015) p. 82–93.

Tuula Honkonen: The Role of EU Water Directives in Promoting Transboundary Water Cooperation and Water Security through Water Agreements – with a Special Focus on Finland, in Melissa Lewis, Ed Couzens and Tuula Honkonen (eds): International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2014 (UEF, 2015).

Tuula Honkonen: Nagoyan pöytäkirjan ja EU:n geenivara-asetuksen täytäntöönpano eräissä maissa, selvitys Ympäristöministeriölle [Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and the EU Regulation on genetic resources in certain countries’], a report for the Finnish Ministry of the Environment (2014).

Tuula Honkonen: Nagoyan pöytäkirjan kansallisen voimaansaattamisen edellyttämät vähimmäisvaatimukset Suomen kannalta [Minimum requirements for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Finland], a report for the Finnish Ministry of the Environment (2013), <http://www.ym.fi/download/noname/%7B4C110A17-74E8-436A-85CF-4117D8A0FCB5%7D/96243>.

Tuula Honkonen: ‘Challenges of the Mining Policy and Regulation in Central Asia: the Case of the Kyrgyz Republic’, 30(1) Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law (2013) p. 5–32.

Tuula Honkonen: Common But Differentiated Responsibility. A Regulatory and Policy Principle in Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Kluwer Law Publishing, 2009).