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Helena Valve





PhD, Senior researcher

Docent in Environmental Policy and Technology Studies, University of Helsinki
Phone: +358-400148858

Finnish Environment Institute
System transformation

Visiting address: Mechelininkatu 34a
Postal address: P.O. Box 140, FIN-00251 Helsinki, Finland


Tasks and research interests

In my research I ask how environmental policy goals translate to governance in practice. Through what kinds of relations and networks does policy gain its significance? Moreover, what perhaps unintended may ensue: how do the emerging networks and arrangements precondition environmental change?

Recently I and my colleagues have studied the operationalisation of water policy and governance. Most of our on-going projects focus on the promotion of circular and bioeconomy transitions. The QUMARE project funded by the Academy of Finland generates knowledge about the politics and potentials of nutrient recycling.

The BlueAdapt project seeks societally impactful solutions and alternative development paths for sustainable transitions. In this project, I coordinate regional transition arena experiments.

Several of my scientific papers analyse knowledge production and utilisation, and the politics of environmental knowledge. In the Baltic Gender project (Horizon 2020) I lead a work package on Gender in Marine Science and Technology.


Published 2013-05-07 at 14:14, updated 2018-09-28 at 10:06

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