Harro van Asselt
Telephone: +44 186 542 6316
Title: Senior Research Fellow
Role: Co-leader, SEI Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change
Expertise: climate change law and policy
Dr. Harro van Asselt is a Senior Research Fellow in SEI's Oxford Centre and professor of climate law and policy at the University of Eastern Finland.
Harro joined the SEI Stockholm Centre in April 2012, as a NORD-STAR postdoctoral fellow, and moved to the Oxford Centre in early 2014. He co-leads the SEI Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change.
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).
Reviewing Implementation under the Paris Agreement (Other publications - 2016)
International climate change law in a bottom-up world (Journal article - 2016)
The institutional complex for REDD+: A ‘benevolent jigsaw’? (Book chapter - 2016)
Information overload? A review of databases on climate change mitigation policy (Discussion brief - 2016)
The design and implementation of greenhouse gas emissions trading (Book chapter - 2016)
Maximizing the potential of the Paris Agreement: Effective review in a hybrid regime (Discussion brief - 2016)
The changing architecture of international climate change law (Book chapter - 2015)