Emma Hakala works as Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. She defended her doctoral dissertation in political history at the University of Helsinki in the autumn of 2018. Hakalas current research explores the emergence of new practices to respond and adapt to environmental security threats as well as the geopolitics of climate change in a global context. Previously she has published research on international organisations and the securitisation of environment sustainable energy transitions in the Balkans and local water sustainability cooperation in Nepal.