CCEEL hosts several research projects with funding, inter alia, from the European Research Council, the Finnish Strategic Research Council, Horizon 2020, the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Government.


Jean Monnet Network on Governing the EU’s Climate and Energy Transition in Turbulent Times (2018-2021)


Transformative Transparency? Assessing the Effects of Reporting and Review in the International Climate Change Regime (2020-2023)

Pathways to Breaking the Fossil Fuel Lock-in

Pathways to Breaking the Fossil Fuel Lock-in: Assessing the Influence of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (2020-2022)


Hiili- ja ympäristöjalanjälki hankinnoissa – lainsäädäntö ja mittaaminen (Carbon and environmental footprints in public procurement – law and measuring)


The project Collaborative remedies for fragmented societies – facilitating the collaborative turn in environmental decision-making, CORE (2007-2021)


Enhancing Adaptive Capacity for Sustainable Blue Growth


Transforming anatomies of democratic planning: Combining planning-theoretical and legal perspectives on flexible regulation in Finnish land use law (2020-2021)


Regoverning the Existing Hydropower System: Integrating ecological, economic and societal aspects of sustainability (2020–2024)


Climate Impacts and Environmental Permit Procedure (2020–2021)

Water Stewardship 2030



Kiertotalous ja tuotepolitiikan ohjauskeinot (the Circular Economy and product policies) KITUPO. Valtioneuvoston päätöksentekoa tukeva tutkimus- ja selvitystoiminta VN-TEAS. 4/2020-4/2021


Circular Economy Catalysts


The Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center

The Law of the Green Developmental State

The Law of the Green Developmental State: State Shareholders in Climate Governance (9/2019-8/2022)

4I Traction

Innovation, Investment, Infrastructure and sector Integration: Transformative policies for a climate neutral European Union


Movement to a resource efficient and climate neutral electricity system, EL-TRAN (Academy of Finland, 2015-2021)

EU Law as an Instrument for Energy Justice

Ensuring Energy Security in a Contemporary Global Context (UEF, 2021-2024)

Impact of shale gas in EU energy law and policy

Regulatory and institutional perspective (Academy of Finland, 2014-2018)


Keeping the Arctic White

Making the International Trading System to Work for Climate