Harro van Asselt
Harro van Asselt is Professor of Climate Law and Policy and Co-Director of the Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School, and a Senior Research Fellow with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). He is also Editor of the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law. He was a member of the E15 Initiative’s Expert Group on “Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System”.
His research covers a variety of aspects linked to international and European climate change law and policy, including the interplay between climate and trade policy, the design of market-based instruments to combat climate change, the role of non-state actors in international climate policy, reporting and review in international environmental agreements, strategies to tackle short-lived climate pollutants, and the governance of fossil fuel subsidies. At SEI, Harro co-leads SEI’s Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change.
Harro was a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI), and a researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the VU University Amsterdam, where he received his PhD (cum laude) in 2013. He was a visiting researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan (2007), the University of Georgia School of Law in the United States (2008), and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (2012).