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Anna Korppoo

Anna KorppooPosition: Research Professor (FNI )

Academic background
   Full Professor competence (2016)
   PhD, Energy Policy, Imperial College London
   MSc, Environmental Policy, Tampere University

Professional experience
   Academy of Finland postdoctoral fellow, Turku University, Finland (2011-2015)
   Senior Researcher and Programme Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (February 2008-March 2011)
   Associate Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute & Visiting Fellow, 4CMR University of Cambridge (2007)
   PhD studies, Imperial College London (2003-2007)
   A number of consultancy projects as self-employed consultant (2003-2008)
   Research Assistant / Project Coordinator, Imperial College London / Climate Strategies (September 2001-December 2002)
   Research Assistant / Intern, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London (September 2000-June 2001)

Main research interests
   Russian climate policy; Russian greenhouse gas emission trends; Russian energy policy; International climate negotiation process.

Major publications

Journal articles

Korppoo, Anna and Alexey Kokorin, 'Russia's 2020 GHG emissions target: Emission trends and implementation'. Climate Policy, published online 25.08.2015. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2015.1075373.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Who is driving Russian climate policy? Applying and adjusting veto players theory to a non-democracy'. International Environmental Agreements, published online 19.05.2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-015-9286-5. 15 p.

Korppoo, Anna and Olga Gassan-zade, 'Lessons from JI and GIS for Post-2012 Carbon Finance Mechanisms in Russia and Ukraine'. Climate Policy, Vol 14, No 2, 2014, pp. 224-241.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Does Doha’s Decision Treat Transition Economies Unequally?' Climate Policy, Vol 13, No 3, 2013, pp. 403-407.

Korppoo, Anna and Nina Korobova, 'Modernizing Residential Heating in Russia: End-use Practices, Legal Developments and Future Prospects'. Energy Policy, Vol 42, March 2012, pp. 213-220.

Korppoo, Anna, Jyrki Luukkanen, Jarmo Vehmas and Miia Kinnunen, 'What goes up must come down? Trends of industrial electricity use in the North-West of Russia'. Energy Policy, Vol 36, 2008, pp. 3588-3597.

Korppoo, Anna and Arild Moe, 'Joint Implementation in Ukraine: National Benefits and Implications for Further Climate Pacts'. Climate Policy, Vol 8, No 3, 2008, pp. 305-316.

Kinnunen, Miia and Anna Korppoo, 'Nuclear Power in the Russian North: The Case of Future Energy Security in the Murmansk Region'. Energy Policy, Vol 35, 2007, pp. 2826-2838.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Russian Energy Efficiency Projects: lessons learnt from Activities Implemented Jointly pilot phase'. Energy Policy, Vol 33, 2005, pp. 113-126.

Books, book chapters

Korppoo, Anna, 'Russia’s climate policy'. In G. Bang, A. Underdal and S. Andresen (eds), The Domestic Politics of Global Climate Change. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2015, pp. 141-159.

Korppoo, Anna, Karl Upston-Hooper and Emilie Yliheljo, 'Climate change mitigation in Russia: foreign policy, envinronmental action or simple economics?' In Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe and Leonie Reins (eds), Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2015, pp. 617-633.

Korppoo, Anna, Nina Tynkkynen and Geir Hønneland, Russia and the Politics of International Environmental Regimes: Environmental Encounters or Foreign Policy? Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2015, 192 p.

Korppoo, Anna and Thomas Spencer, 'Russia's Energy Security and Emission Trends: Synergies and Contradictions'. In Luca Anchesi and Jonathan Symons (eds), Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change. Chippenham & Eastbourne (UK), Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 143-160.

Korppoo, Anna and Irina Lyanguzova, 'Russian Green Investment Schemes: A Background and Practical Examples'. In Michael Rodi (ed), Implementing Kyoto: Chances and Challenges for Transition Countries. Berlin, Lexxion, 2007.

Korppoo, Anna, Jacqueline Karas and Michael Grubb (eds), Russia and the Kyoto Protocol: Opportunities and Challenges. Energy, Environment and Development Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Brookings, 2006.

Policy Briefs

Korppoo, Anna and Anton Orlov, 'Russia’s Climate Mitigation Policies: How to Get Them Implemented?', Russian Analytical Digest, No 185, 27.06.2016, pp. 5-8.

Kokorin, Alexey and Anna Korppoo, Russia’s Greenhouse Gas Target 2020: Projections, Trends and Risks. Berlin, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2014, 17 p. In English and Russian.

Kokorin, Alexey and Anna Korppoo, Russia's Post-Kyoto Climate Policy: Real Action or Merely Window-Dressing? FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 10. Lysaker, FNI, May 2013, 8 p.

Korppoo, Anna, The Doha Dead End? Transition Economies and the New Kyoto Rules. . FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 9. Lysaker, FNI, April 2013, 8 p.

Korppoo, Anna and Adnan Vatansever, A Climate Vision for Russia: From Rhetoric to Action. Carnegie Policy Outlook. Washington DC, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2012, 16 p. In English and Russian.

Korppoo, Anna, and Olga Gassan-zade, Dangers of the Endgame: Engaging Russia and Ukraine during the Gap, FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 2. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 8 p.

Spencer, Thomas, Kai-Olaf Lang, Anne Korppoo and Martin Kramer, An EU Emission Reduction Target Beyond 20% and Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe. FIIA Working Paper, 2011.

Korppoo, Anna and Thomas Spencer, Approaching the AAU issue with a strategic compliance reserve and optimized trading. Climate Strategies, 2010.

Spencer, Thomas and Anna Korppoo, Tools for Building EU Climate Consensus: Bringing the CEE Member States on Board. FIIA Briefing Paper No 61, 2010.

Spencer, Thomas, Kristian Tangen and Anna Korppoo, The EU and the global climate regime: Getting back in the game. FIIA Briefing Paper No 55, 2010.

Novikova, Aleksandra, Anna Korppoo and Maria Sharmina, Russian pledge vs. business-as-usual: Implementing energy efficiency policies can curb carbon emissions. UPI Working Paper No 61, 2009.

Korppoo, Anna and Thomas Spencer, The Layers of the Doll: Exploring the Russian Position for Copenhagen. FIIA Briefing Paper No 46, 2009.

Korppoo, Anna and Thomas Spencer, The Dead Souls: How to Deal with the Russia Surplus? FIIA Briefing Paper No 39, 2009.

Korppoo, Anna, Russia and compliance under Kyoto: institutional approach. Briefing Paper. Sustainable Development Programme, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. 2004.


Bergsager, Henrik and Anna Korppoo, 'China’s State-Owned Enterprises as Climate Policy Actors: The Power and Steel Sectors'. TemaNord, No 527. Copenhagen, Nordic Council of Ministers, 2013, 69 p.

Spencer, Thomas, Anna Korppoo and Agata Hinc, Can the EU budget support climate policy in Central and Eastern Europe? FIIA Working Paper No 70. Helsinki, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, 2011, 28 p.

Korppoo, Anna, Linda Jakobson, Johannes Urpelainen, Antto Vihma and Alex Luta, Towards a new climate regime? Views of China, India, Japan, Russia and the United States on the road to Copenhagen. FIIA Report 19, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, 2009.

Tangen, Kristian, Anna Korppoo, Vladimir Berdin, Taishi Sugiyama, Christian Egenhofer, John Drexhage, Oleg Pluzhnikov, Michael Grubb, Thomas Legge, Arild Moe, Jonathan Stern and Kenichiro Yamaguchi, A Russian Green Investment Scheme - Securing environmental benefits from international emissions trading. Climate Strategies, 2002. 84 p.

Bulletin articles

Korppoo, Anna, 'Was Blocking SBI in Bonn Justified?', Climate Strategies and Climate Policy Journal Blog, 24.06.2013.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Doha Decision Puts Limits to Kyoto Hot Air', IGES ClimateEdge Newsletter, No 1, 2013.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Mind the Gap', Trading Carbon, September 2011.

Korppoo, Anna and Thomas Spencer, Russian Climate Policy: Home and Away. Greenhouse gas market 2010, Post Copenhagen and Climate Policy: Where global emissions trading goes from here? The International Emission Trading Organization. (2010)

Korppoo, Anna, 'Russia's Climate Commitments: Which GDP Growth Contributes to Emissions?' The Energy Forum, No 4, 2010. The International Association of Energy Economics.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Russia and Climate Change: Costs or Benefits?' World Today, 2009.
 Contact details
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   anna.korppoo (

 Related focal points of research

   Arctic and Russian politics
   Climate change
  European energy and environmental politics

 Important ongoing projects

Capacity to Govern Climate Mitigation in China and Russia.

Strategic Challenges in International Climate and Energy Policy (CICEP)

FNI Climate Policy Perspectives (series editor)

 Important past projects

Russian Climate Policy: Domestic Dynamics and International Ramifications (2011-2015)

Major Emitters: Towards a New Climate Regime? (Finnish Ministries 2008-2009, FIIA)

Joint Implementation in the CIS: Market, Projects and Barriers (2007-2008)

Drivers and Barriers to Modernisation in Russia: Energy Use of Pulp and Paper Sector in Karelia and Archangelsk Regions (Academy of Finland and various other funders 2003-2007, PhD project Imperial College London & Turku School of Economics)

Russian Energy and Global Climate: Green Investment Strategies for Co-operation on Climate and Energy (2001-2002)

Recent relevant FNI News:

KLIMAFORSK Announcement Means Strong Boost to FNI Climate Research (11.03.2014)

 Recent media coverage

'Mens Russland står på gangen' ('While Russia is Left Outside'), Friends of the Earth Norway News, 11.06.2015. In Norwegian.

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