Dr. Seita Romppanen

Dr. Seita Romppanen is a Senior Lecturer in International Environmental Law at UEF Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL). She is the UEF Member of the Steering Committee in the new Nordic Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Law (NOMPEL) as well as the Executive Director of the Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Law & Policy.

Her PhD from 2015 analysed the EU biofuels governance in the context of the EU regulatory framework on climate, environment & energy, and the theory on new governance. She has published on several topics relating to European and Finnish environmental law, especially in the context of international and EU cli-mate law (i.e. LULUCF, effort sharing), renewables and forest based bioeconomy.

Through her legal research on LULUCF in its multi-level regime context Dr. Romppanen participates the research consortium SOMPA (project title: new methods to manage organic soil fields and forests while simultaneously mitigating climate change) funded by the Strategic Research Council, Academy of Finland.

She also conducts research on the EU’s Arctic climate governance and participates the  EU Action on Black Carbon in the Arctic (Arctic Council, the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme and the EU) as an expert.

Her teaching responsibilities at the UEF Law School and other universities cover a range of themes under EU and international environmental law. She also manages the UEF-UN Environment course on MEAs in collaboration with UN Environment and is one of the editors of the International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review.

Examples of recent publications:

Romppanen, S: How does the LULUCF Regulation affect EU Member States’ forest management? VUB IES Policy Brief 1/2019

Romppanen, S & Turunen, T: Kiertobiotalouden oikeus osana kestävän talouden transitiota (Law for Circular Bioeconomy in the Framework of Transition Towards Sustainable Economy) Ympäristöjuridiikka, Finnish Environmental Law Review 2019

Romppanen, S: Arctic climate governance via EU law on black carbon? Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL 2018)

Mäkipää, R; Soimakallio, S & Romppanen, S: LULUCF-asetus kannustaa metsien ilmastoviisaaseen hoitoon ja käyttöön.  Ilmansuojelu 2018.

Honkonen, T & Romppanen, S (eds.): International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2017

Romppanen, S: Niin metsä vastaa kuin sinne huudetaan? Oikeudellinen näkökulma metsänieluihin (What Goes Around, Comes Around – A Legal Analysis of the Rules Concerning LULUCF) Ympäristöjuridiikka, The Finnish Journal of Environmental Law 2017

Romppanen, S.: Biofuels, Chapter 25 in Morgera, E. & Razzaque, J. (eds.): Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law (Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law series 2017)

Romppanen, S & Yamineva, Y.: Is law failing to address air pollution? Reflections on international and EU developments. Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL 2016)

Kulovesi, K., Romppanen, S. & Yamineva, Y.: Introduction to Climate Law's Special Issue on Renewable-Energy Law (Climate Law 2016)


Full list of publications and other academic activities is available here.