Dr Ievgeniia Kopytsia is a visiting research fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and an Associate Professor at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Drawing on a background in environmental, energy and climate law, her research takes a look at how to ensure net zero transition amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.

She is a co-author of several textbooks and study guides, and author of more than 20 articles on legal aspects of air protection, energy law and policy, climate change mitigation and adaptation within Ukrainian, EU and international law.

Ievgeniia is a co-author of the working Paper on Ukraine’s Post-War Green Economic Recovery, published by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment – The Green Phoenix Framework: Climate-Positive Plan for Economic Recovery in Ukraine (2023).

She has taught at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine), Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) University of Genoa (Italy), and University of Girona (Spain). Courses have included ‘Environmental Law of Ukraine’, ‘International and EU Environmental Law’, and ‘Normative Investigations into Climate Change’.

She is a deputy-in-chief of the international journal ‘Journal of Environmental Law & Policy’ and a member of the editorial board of the international journal ‘Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources’.

Ievgeniia has spoken at various international conferences, seminars, workshops, and summer schools covering topics such as climate mitigation, and energy transition. She attended the international Ukraine Recovery Conference, held in London, in June 2023 and took part in discussions on the importance of a net zero transition and green reconstruction of Ukraine.



Associates | Faculty of Law | Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment |