Yulia Yamineva

Dr Yulia Yamineva is senior researcher at the Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law of the Law School, University of Eastern Finland. She combines interdisciplinary academic background (law, IR/political science) with UN policy experience. Her publications are primarily in the area of international climate law and governance, and science-policy interface.

Current work primarily focuses on the intersection between climate change and air pollution law in the context of two projects:

  • WHITE project “Keeping the Arctic White: Regulatory Options for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SCLPs) in the Arctic”, 2015-2018 funded by the Academy of Finland;
  • "ClimaSlow: Slowing Down Climate Change: Combining Climate Law and Climate Science to Identify the Best Options to Reduce Emissions of SLCPs in Developing Countries (China, India and Nepal)”, 2017-2021 funded by the European Research Council.

Other topics of interest include: Paris Agreement and its national implementation; and climate finance and more broadly sustainability of international finance and investments.

Dr Yamineva holds Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Cambridge. Following her PhD, she worked in the intergovernmental negotiations for the UN Climate Change Convention Secretariat and the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services. Dr Yamineva regularly consults for UN agencies mainly in the field of capacity building for climate change negotiations, and formulating and implementing national climate policies.

Work in Progress

1. Seita Romppanen and Yulia Yamineva, eds. Special issue on air pollution. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL), 2017.

2. Yamineva, Yulia, and Kati Kulovesi. Keeping the Arctic White: The Legal Landscape for Reducing SLCPs in the Arctic Region and Opportunities for Its Future Development. Forthcoming, 2017.

Key Academic Publications

1. Yamineva, Yulia. Lessons from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Inclusiveness across Geographies and Stakeholders. Accepted for publication in Environmental Science and Policy, Special Issue on Global Environmental Assessments, 2017.

2. Kowarsch, Martin, Jason Jabbour, Christian Flachsland, Marcel T.J. Kok, Sir Robert Watson, Peter M. Haas, Jan C. Minx, Joseph Alcamo, Jennifer Garard, Pauline Riou, László Pintér, Cameron Langford, Yulia Yamineva, Christoph von Stechow, Jessica O’Reilly, Ottmar Edenhofer. A Road Map for Global Environmental Assessments. In Nature Climate Change, 7(6), 2017.

3. Kulovesi, Kati, Seita Romppanen and Yulia Yamineva. Introduction to the Special Issue on Renewable-Energy Law, In Climate Law 6 (3-4), 2016.

4. Yamineva, Yulia. Climate Finance in the Paris Outcome: Why Do Today What You Can Put Off Till Tomorrow? Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL), Special Issue on the Paris Agreement, July 2016.

5. Yamineva, Yulia. Climate Policy in Russia. In Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy, edited by Günter Tiess, Tapan Majumder and Peter Cameron. Springer, 2016.

6. Kuokkanen, Tuomas, and Yulia Yamineva. Regulating Geoengineering in International Environmental Law. Carbon and Climate Law Review, 3/2013, pp.161-167. Reprinted in Verschuuren, Jonathan, ed. Environmental Law and Climate Change. Volume II. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.

7. Yamineva, Yulia. The Governance of Scientific Collaboration in the context of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Lessons for International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation. Discussion Paper 7/2014, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik.

8. Yamineva, Yulia, and Kati Kulovesi. The Future Framework for Climate Finance under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: a Breakthrough or an Empty Promise? In Hollo, Erkki, Kati Kulovesi and Michael Mehling, eds. Climate Change and the Law, Springer, 2013. Pp. 191-223.

9. Yamineva, Yulia. Climate Law and Policy in Russia: a Peasant Needs Thunder to Cross Himself and Wonder. In Hollo, Erkki, Kati Kulovesi and Michael Mehling, eds. Climate Change and the Law, Springer, 2013. Pp. 551-566.

10. Kohler, Pia, Alexandra Conliffe, Maria Gutierrez, Stefan Jungcurt, and Yulia Yamineva. Informing Policy: the Role of Science and Knowledge in Global Environmental Agreements. In Chasek, Pamela S., and Lynn M. Wagner, eds. The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations. New York: RFF Press, Taylor and Francis, 2012.