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  • Environmental Change Institute, Stockholm Environment Institute, IVM University of Amsterdam

Harro van Asselt , PhD (VU University Amsterdam, cum laude), LL.M. (International Law, VU University Amsterdam), is a Visiting Research Associate with the Environmental Change Institute. He is a postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Stockholm Environment Institute and a Visiting Researcher at the department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the VU University Amsterdam. He is also a Research Fellow with the Earth System Governance project.

His main research interests include international climate change law and policy, trade and environment interactions, international environmental governance, and the implementation of European environmental law and policy. His doctoral thesis, to be published in 2014 with Edward Elgar, examines the fragmentation of global climate change governance, in which he examines interactions between the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol and other international agreements, including the Convention on Biological Diversity and the agreements of the World Trade Organization. From February to May 2007 he was a Visiting Associate at the Department of Value and Decision Science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. From October to December 2008, he was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Dean Rusk Center of the University of Georgia School of Law, United States.

Harro has published numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, and is co-editor of the book Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation? (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is Editor of the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL), and Associate Editor of the Carbon & Climate Law Review. He is member of the International Law Association, the International Studies Association, and the European Society of International Law.