Eerika Albrecht

Eerika Albrecht
University of Eastern Finland | UEF · Law School

Doctor of Social Sciences

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Publications (20)
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Nature's contributions to people (NCP) support people's quality of life and are generated by an interplay of both natural and anthropogenic capitals, known as NCP co-production, which also includes ecosystem services. A governance system of formal and informal institutions on different yet interlinked spatial, administrative, and temporal scales in...
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This article examines the public perceptions on the drafting process of Finnish Climate Act amendment, which is a legislation on the climate policy that aims to mitigate climate change and secure adaptive capacity. In this paper we present results of a thematic analysis, which reveals citizens' perceptions of the procedural values, with respect to...
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The Fridays for Future (FFF) movement is a major climate movement on a global scale, calling for systemic change and demanding politicians act on their responsibilities. In this paper, we present and analyze original findings from a case study on the FFF movement in Finland, at a watershed moment for young climate activism. We explore the represent...
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Although researchers have postulated different modes of governance, the degree of empirical support for different governance modes in ecosystem service literature remains unclear. Understanding the contexts under which governance modes have been researched and applied in practice could help decision-makers choose appropriate strategies to the provi...
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ACCEPTANCE OF THE CLIMATE POLICY AND PARTICIPATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE AMENDMENT PROCESS OF THE FINNISH CLIMATE ACT Climate legislation aims at reducing potential harm and losses caused by climate change and increasing and maintaining the benefits of climate adaptation. The Finnish Climate Act (609/2015) entered into force in 2015. As pressing en...
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Tässä raportissa tarkastellaan Koitajoen valuma-alueen luonnonvarojen käytön historiaa ympäristön tilan muutoksen kuvaajana. Luonnonvarojen käytön historia Koitajoen alueella on toteutettu osana Freshabit Life IP– hankkeen (LIFE14 IPE/FI/023) Koitajoki toimenpideosioita luonnonvarojen kestävän käytön kehittäminen ja uusien toimintamallien kehittämi...
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The European Union’s Water Framework Directive introduced a new approach to the system of water man­agement in Europe by nominating the river basin district as the basic unit in water management. While its transbound­ary character aims to better manage natural resources, its design and implementation carries several challenges due to its weak integ...
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This article analyses the impact of stakeholder participation in the drafting process of the Environmental Protection Act, which regulates the licensing of peat extraction in Finland. The article contributes to research on the impact of stakeholder participation in regulatory processes, which is a generally underexplored field of study, and seeks t...
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The European Union's Water Framework Directive introduced a new approach to the system of water management in Europe by nominating the river basin district as the basic unit in water management. While its transboundary character aims to better manage natural resources, its design and implementation carries several challenges due to its weak integra...
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This paper explores the process of updating the peatland conservation network in Finland—the Supplemental Mire Conservation Programme, which was drafted from 2012 to 2015. This study employs discursive agency approach (DAA), to reveal how agents actively seek to gain legitimate speaker positions and influence policy outcomes as they rely on existin...
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Peatlands cover one-third of Finnish land area. When the industrial use of peat as a domestic heating fuel evolved over the course of Finland’s modernisation in the 1960s and 1970s, reducing the environmental impacts of peat extraction and peatland conservation became pressing issues. Despite the large amount of peatlands, relatively few natural ar...
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This paper presents a case study of state-driven deliberation as a form of environmental governance ex- perimentation. The paper addresses the participatory processes during the drafting of the supplementation programme for mire conservation. The process is analysed as a deliberative experiment in order to develop the governance of mires and peat l...
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Political and socially constructed arguments about values and benefits originating from ecosystem services (ES) may improve the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation. In this article we show how effective biodiversity conservation is dependent on stakeholders’ rhetorical skills and their ability to introduce persuasive arguments for the target...
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Close international cooperation between all countries within a river basin has become one of the key aspects of sustainable cross-border water management. This is due to the fact that water does not stop at administrative or political boundaries. Therefore, the preferred mode to protect and manage transnational water bodies is close cooperation bet...
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The use and conservation of mires and peatlands is a critical environmental concern, and the various actors and institutions with divergent interests only continue to exacerbate the problem. The case study on the Julkuneva mire analyzes the conflicting interests and the arguments both for and against the extraction of peat throughout a prolonged pr...

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Projects (4)
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The main goal of the SysteemiHiili project is to improve methodological capacity and understanding of the impact chains and overall impacts of land use change, and to support the introduction of climate-wise, sustainable and cost-efficient solutions at national, regional, catchment and local levels. Work package 5 focuses on the policy instruments that promote new land use options in finished peat extraction areas and their social acceptability.
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UEF Water RC postdoctoral project
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Subproject 4: Resolving Legal Obstacles (Professor Jukka Viljanen and working group, Tampere University) analyses the legal obstacles which prevent youth from participating in the legislative drafting process and develops impact assessment of legislation that concerns young people. The project is funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) .