The Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law

Established in 2013, the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) is based at the Law School of the University Eastern Finland.

Research

CCEEL aims to produce high-quality and policy-relevant research in its areas of expertise. The Center’s research activities are carried out by three research groups, focusing respectively on: climate change and international environmental law; energy law; and Finnish national environmental law.
CCEEL is hosting several research projects with funding from the European Research Council, the Finnish Strategic Research Council, the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment.

Learn more about our research areas and projects.

Education

CCEEL coordinates the UEF’s Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law, launched in 2013. It is also part of the Nordic Master in Environmental Law together with the Universities of Uppsala (Sweden) and Tromsø (Norway), whereby students spend time at each of the three Nordic universities. CCEEL also cooperates with UN Environment Programme to organise an annual capacity-building course on multilateral environmental agreements for international environmental negotiators and diplomats. Starting in 2004, the course has been organised 15 times.

Learn more about our Master’s degree and doctoral programmes, and UEF-UNEP courses.

UEF-UNEP

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
The UEF-UN Environment Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements is a high profile two week Course on MEAs, international environmental law-making and diplomacy. It is organised annually in cooperation of the University of Eastern Finland and United Nations Environment Programme, with a changing course venue and theme each year.

Learn more about the Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

People

The CCEEL team includes several well-known international experts and consists of seven professors, around ten senior or post-doctoral researchers and more than 20 PhD researchers.

Projects

CCEEL currently hosts several research projects, funded by among others the European Research Council, the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Strategic Research Council, and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment.

Latest Blogs:

Opening the Black Box of Transparency in Multilateral Climate Governance

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Using the Paris Agreement to Strengthen Action on Methane

by Veera Pekkarinen. This article was first published in IISD/SDG Knowledge Hub on 13 January 2021. Methane can be characterized as a “super-pollutant”. While it stays in the atmosphere only for 1…

Realizing the Promise of Paris: Three Ways of Strengthening Non-State and Subnational Climate Action

By Harro van Asselt, Sander Chan, Idil Boran, Thomas Hale, Lukas Hermwille, Charles Roger. 11 December 2020. Global Governance. Harro van Asselt, Sander Chan, Idil Boran, Thomas Hale, Lukas Hermwille,…

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