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Harro van Asselt

SEI Affiliated Researcher

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Dr. Harro van Asselt is an SEI Affiliated Researcher with SEI US Centre and professor of climate law and policy at the University of Eastern Finland.

Harro joined SEI Headquarters in April 2012, as a NORD-STAR postdoctoral fellow, and moved to the Oxford Centre in early 2014.

He has over 10 years’ research experience, focusing on various aspects of international and European climate change law and policy, including the review of implementation and compliance, the use of market-based mechanisms, climate-trade policy interactions, reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), and non-state actors.

Before joining SEI, Harro was a Marie Curie fellow at the Environmental Change Institute of the University of Oxford (2010-2011), and a researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU University Amsterdam (2002-2010). He was also a Visiting Associate at the Department of Value and Decision Science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (2007), a Visiting Research Scholar at the Dean Rusk Center of the University of Georgia School of Law, United States (2008), and a Visiting Researcher with the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (2012).

Harro has published numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, including Climatic Change, Climate Policy, Energy Policy, Global Environmental Change, Global Environmental Politics, Journal of Environmental Law, Nature Climate Change, New York University Journal of International Law & Politics, Policy Sciences, and Stanford Environmental Law Journal. He is author of The Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance (Edward Elgar, 2014), and co-editor of Climate Change Policy in the European Union (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is Editor of the journal Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL), Associate Editor of the Carbon & Climate Law Review (CCLR), and sits on the Editorial Board of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics.

Harro holds a PhD (cum laude) from the VU University Amsterdam (2013), and an MA in law (specialization: international law) from VU University Amsterdam (2002).

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