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Lena Gipperth


Lena Gipperth
Professor , Director
+46 31 786 1297

Room number: C621
Postal Address: Box 650, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg

Department of Law (More Information)
Box 650
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Lena Gipperth

Research interests are within the fields of Environmental law, primarily related to Marine governance, Water management and Biodiversity, by relating to legal implementation of environmental quality objectives, e.g. by environmental quality standards.

Since 2015 appointed as Director for the Center of Sea and Society at the University of Gothenburg, a cross-faculty center supporting marine/maritime research and education at the University of Gothenburg.

I have been involved in numbers of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects e.g.:
FRAM Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies, 2015 -
(Zostera Restoration program) including the project: No-net-loss and restoration of marine habitats: Legal and ecological constraints and solutions, 2012 -
CHANGE Changing antifouling practices for leisure boats in the Baltic Sea, 2012-2018
- A Systems Perspective on Environmental Quality Standards, 2012-2015
TBT Impact,
2005- 2009
Coping with Climate Change: Sweden’s Climate Strategy as a Case in Point, 2001-2005
SUCOZOMA Sustainable Coastal Zone Management, 2000-2004

Other academic appointments:
WIOMSA (Westerin Indian Ocean Marine Science Association), member of the Programme Committee for the MASMA programme 2004-2018, chair for the Programme Committee for its Cities and Coasts Programme, from 2018.
Kristineberg Marine Research and Innovation Centre, chair in the coordiantion committee, from 2018.

Supervision of doctoral students
2019 - Main supervisor Julia Johansson, University of Gothenburg
2012 - Main supervisor Kristjan Laas, University of Gothenburg
2005 - 2017  Co-supervisor, Philip Linné, University of Gothenburg
2004 - 2010  Co-supervisor, Christina Olsen-Lundh, University of Gothenburg

On other web sites

Research areas

  • Environmental law
  • Ocean governance
  • Water management

Research in progress

  • UGOT Challenge, Centrum för framtidens kemiska riskanalyser och styrning (huvudsökande: Thomas Backhaus och Jessica Coria), Jan/15 - Dec/20

Teaching areas

  • Environmental law
  • Ocean governance
  • International environmental law
  • Water governance

Selected publications

The right to drinking water and sanitation in Sweden
Gipperth, Lena
Le droit à l'eau potable et à assainissement en Europe. Implementing the right to drinking water and sanitation in 17 European countries, Paris : Les Editions Johanet, 762, 2012

Sharing burdens in the European Union for the protection of the global climate : a Swedish perspective
Gipperth, Lena
From Kyoto to the town hall : making international and national climate policy work at the local level, London : Earthscan, Kapitel 8, 2007



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The Lack of Regulation of Chemical Mixtures and Its Legal Consequences in the Baltic Sea Area
Lena Gipperth, Thomas Backhaus
Regulatory gaps in Baltic Sea governance : selected issues / edited by Henrik Ringbom., Springer, Cham, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book


Regulating Antifouling Paints for Leisure Boats – A Patchwork of Rules Across Three Baltic Sea Countries.
Sara Kymenvaara, Helle Tegner Anker, Ari Ekroos, Lasse Baaner, Lena Gipperth et al.
Nordisk miljörättslig tidskrift, Journal article 2017
Journal article


Quality and speed in Judicial Procedures and Administrative Decision-Making: Environmental Permits in Sweden
Lena Gipperth
Quality and speed in administrative decision-making : tension or balance? / editors : Chris Backes, Mariolina Eliantonio, Sander Jansen., Intersentia , Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Handbok för restaurering av ålgräs i Sverige - Vägledning
Per-Olav Moksnes, Lena Gipperth, Louise Eriander, Kristjan Laas, Scott Cole et al.
Göteborg, Havs- och vattenmyndigheten, Report 2016

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