Professor Kati Kulovesi receives ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros for climate law and science research

Kati Kulovesi, Professor of International Law, has been awarded a grant of nearly 1.5 million euros by the European Research Council to launch a new research project called ClimaSlow.

The ERC Starting Grant was awarded under the Excellent Science pillar of Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation programme. The grant aims to enable scientists to set up research teams and study groundbreaking ideas.

The ClimaSlow project will open new interdisciplinary horizons by combining climate law and climate science. It seeks to identify opportunities to enhance the global legal and regulatory framework for reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), with particular attention to developing countries as projected key sources of future SLCP emissions. It proceeds from the assumption that strengthening the global legal and regulatory framework for SLCPs would bring important benefits in terms of slowing down climate change and reducing local air pollution.

The project will take place over a five-year period. The research team will include two other legal researchers as well as a climate scientist. Their cooperation will take place through the UEF research area Climate change, aerosols and human health.

291 European researchers were granted the ERC Starting Grant, three of them were from Finland. The total sum of funding was 429 million euros. Information about the grants:


Further information:

Professor of International Law Kati Kulovesi, tel. +358 50 439 2173, kati.kulovesi(at)