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Senior Researcher, University of Eastern Finland

Kateryna Holzer has been working in climate change and energy research, teaching and consultancy since 2009, with a focus on trade rules and measures stimulating green economy transition and sustainable development. Formerly with the University of Bern, (NCCR Climate, World Trade Institute and Institute for European and International Economic Law), Kateryna is currently a senior researcher at the University of Eastern Finland (Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law) and independent trade consultant.

Kateryna was a contributing author to the chapter on regional initiatives for the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5, Working Group III on Mitigation) and the chapter on international climate cooperation for the climate change report for Switzerland (‘Brennpunkt Klima Schweiz’, 2016). She wrote legal opinions for governments, private companies and NGOs on carbon taxes, technical regulations and label schemes, electricity taxes, green energy subsidies, energy transit and cross-border electricity transmission links. Throughout her career, she has given lectures and taught courses at different universities and UNITAR, and was a visiting scholar at the WTO Trade and Environment Division. She is a member of the Platform on International Energy Governance. She publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals. Her book ‘Carbon-related Border Adjustment and WTO Law’ (Edward Elgar, 2014) was translated in Korean (Pakyoungsa, 2016).

Kateryna is Ukrainian and Swiss. She started as a lecturer and later an assistant professor at the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade in Kyiv. She holds a PhD in Law and a Master of International Law and Economics from the University of Bern, as well as a PhD in Economics from Ukraine, a Master of International Management from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade and a Bachelor of Economics from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.