Scholars

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen

University of Helsinki
Finland

Dr. Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen is a Professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland, who specializes in energy and environmental policies; energy security; natural resources, political/societal power and culture in Russia. Professor Tynkkynen is a renowned expert in his field, having more than hundred media appearances, being an author of over hundred publications, a leader of several academic projects, and an often participant of international and national conferences.

Publications

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen & Stephanie Hitztaler. 2020. What Do ISO Indicators Tell Us about Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Cities of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia? In Urban Sustainability in the Arctic: Measuring Progress in Circumpolar Cities,

Berghahn Books (August 2020).

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen. 2019. “The Energy of Russia: Hydrocarbon Culture and Climate Change,”

Edward Elgar (December 2019).

Margarita Balmaceda, Per Högselius, Corey Johnson, Heiko Pleines., Douglas Rogers, & Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen. 2019. “Energy materiality: a conceptual review of multi-disciplinary approaches,”

Energy Research & Social Science 56 (October 2019).

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen & Natalie Koch. 2018. “Renewables in Kazakhstan and Russia: Promoting “Future Energy” or Entrenching Hydrocarbon Dependency?”

PONARS Eurasia (August 2018).

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen. 2018. “The environment of an energy giant: climate discourse framed by ‘hydrocarbon culture,’” In Climate change discourse in Russia: past and present

(pp. 50-63), Routledge (August 2018).

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen & Nina Tynkkynen. 2018. “Climate Denial Revisited: (Re)contextualising Russian Public Discourse on Climate Change during Putin 2.0,”

Europe – Asia Studies 70(7), 1103-1120 (May 2018).

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen, Daria Gritsenko, Shinishiro Tabata, & Masanori Goto. 2018. “Russia’s Far North: The Contested Energy Frontier,”

Routledge – Taylor & Francis Group (March 2018).

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen, Katri Pynnöniemi, & Sakari Höysniemi. 2017. “Global energy transitions and Russia’s energy influence in Finland,”

Helsinki: Valtioneuvoston kanslia (January 2017).

Media Coverage

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen’s book reviewed by Matti Kankare. Kirjat: Onko Venäjällä toivoa muutoksesta? Energia on Putinin samettinen rautahanska,” [Books: Is there hope for change in Russia? Energy is Putin’s velvet iron glove], Talouselämä, February 8, 2020.

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen’s comments on Russian climate change denialism and oil and gas industry in Russia featured by Sofia Virtanen. ””Kuolevaan teollisuudenalaan takertuva Venäjä on vaarallinen Venäjä” – Professori: Putin tarrautuu ilmastodenialismiin ja fossiilisiin turvatakseen valtansa,” [Russia clinging to a dying industry is a dangerous Russia – Professor: Putin clings to climate-denialism and fossils to secure his power], Uusi Suomi, January 22, 2020.

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen interviewed on Russian energy policy by Päivi Neitiniemi. Valta Venäjällä tiivistyy energiasektoriin,” [Power in Russia concentrates in energy sector], Ykkösaamu radio programme, January 17, 2020.

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen comments on Rosatom featured by Timo Sipola. Ilmastonmuutos muuttaa Euroopan suhdetta ydinvoimaan, ja se kelpaa venäläisjätti Rosatomille,” [Climate change is changing Europe’s attitude towards nuclear power, and it is good for the Russian giant Rosatom], Yle, March 3, 2019.

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen’s comments on Russia’s climate responsibility discussed by Eero Suoranta. Kuka kantaa vastuun ilmastosta?” [Who bears the responsibility for the climate?], Ydin magazine, September 14, 2018.

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen interviewed on Arctic policies and climate change by Olli Seuri. Ykkösaamu: Sitkeä hallintarekisteri,” Yle Radio 1, May 11, 2017.