The Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law organizes various academic conferences, workshops and other events. These academic events are often interdisciplinary and allow the exchange of ideas on common issues across disciplines.


The Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law is hosting an afternoon seminar on


on Thursday 19 July 2018 at 13 (University sauna premises, Aurora building)


The seminar will focus on the following presentations:

1 ) Shale gas in the European Union- Frackmentation of EU Energy and Environmental Law? 

                 -  Dr. Leonie Reins, Assistant Professor at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and   Society (“TILT”) at Tilburg University, the Netherlands

2) Landowners' role in future shale gas development

                                              - Meri-Katriina Pyhäranta, Doctoral Candidate at the UEF Law School

For abstracts and the speakers’ biographies, see here.


We are pleased to invite you to follow the seminar, please register for the event by 16 July at sirja-leena.penttinen (a)

For more information, please contact Sirja-Leena Penttinen (sirja-leena.penttinen (a)



International seminar:
Combatting Climate change by Reducing Emissions of Shot-Lived Climate Pollutants: Perspective on Science, Law and Policy, 28 August 2018, Helsinki, Finland

On 28 August 2018, the ClimaSlow research project will organize an international seminar to discuss the science and policy related to emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in developing countries.

SLCPs include black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). According to scientific estimates, reducing SLCP emissions will play an important role in achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. In addition, SLCP mitigation can reduce local air pollution with health and economic benefits.

The seminar will focus on black carbon and methane in particular, with an emphasis on the science of SLCP mitigation in Asia and Latin America. On the policy side, the seminar’s goals include discussing challenges and opportunities related to the strengthening of the regulation and governance of SLCPs.

The ClimaSlow project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) in 2017-2021 and hosted by the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) of the Law School, University of Eastern Finland, with participation by the UEF Aerosol Physics Group.

Participation is free of charge but registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register, please e-mail Mr. Tuomas Palosaari:

For detailed info on the programme, see here: SLCP seminar


"How to combine streamlining with environmental effectiveness? – Sharing First Experiences with the New EIA Directive" (in cooperation with Finnish EIA Association and Environmental Assessment and Management Research Centre (University of Liverpool)


Since 2013, CCEEL has organized an annual international and European energy law and policy conference "ENERGY TRANSITIONS". The 5th Energy Transitions conference took place on 9-10 March 2017. The next conference is planned for 2019.

Since 2004, the UEF Law School has organized an annual two-week course on international environmental law-making and diplomacy in cooperation with the UN Environment. CCEEL has been responsible for organizing the course since its establishment in 2013.  Thus far, 424 participants from 122 countries have received training through the course. Funding for the course is provided by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment as well as the UN Environment.

The most recent course took place in October 2017 in Chambery, France, focusing on trade and the environment.