I am a human-geographer specialized on relational aspect of environmental and sustainability governance. My core expertise is to study socio-spatial processes of bio-based resource policy, management and local materialization to evaluate development frameworks, barriers and alternatives. I am experienced in research on policy mobility and translations in an EU context, case studies on regional and local development and policy materialization as well as sustainability perspectives in economic contexts.
I am currently also acting as the coordinator of the SOBIO network at UEF on social scientific bioeconomy focused research .
Current research project: “Sustainability governance of BioAssemblages: A trifold perspective on bioeconomy clusters in the making” (2017-2019)
Other project: Karelia CBC; WasteLess Karelias (Project coordinator) (2018-2021)
-EU bioenergy policy design and transformation between Brussels and local implementation
-Perspectives on sustainable forest certification in European supply chains
-Cross-border management of natural resources.
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
Kortelainen, Jarmo; Albrecht, Moritz. 2020. Tehdaskaupungin uusiutuminen: Äänekosken biotuotetehdas ja yhdyskunnan muutos Terra: maantieteellinen aikakauskirja 131 3: 137-151. 2020
Albrecht, Moritz. 2019. (Re-)producing bioassemblages: positionalities of regional bioeconomy development in Finland Local environment 24 4: 342-357. 2019
Ibracimow, Aleksandra; Albrecht, Eerika; Albrecht, Moritz. 2019. The transboundary water management - comparing policy translations of the Water Framework Directive in the international basin districts of the Oder River and the Torne River Quaestiones Geographicae 38 1: 29-39. 2019
Opening Pandora's Box: A brief introduction into the challenges to implement all new Russian waste legislation in Karelian Ruralities. Albrecht, Moritz; Gleb, Yarovoy / Perspectives of Socio-Economic Development of Border Regions. 2019. 2019
Albrecht, Moritz. 2018. Environmental customer demands and (forest) governance: evaluating market relations, knowledge networks and positionalities. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 100 1: 42-60. 2018
Albrecht Moritz, Kortelainen Jarmo, Sawatzky Matthew, Lukkarinen Jani, Rytteri Teijo. 2017. Translating bioenergy policy in Europe: Mutation, aims and boosterism in EU energy governance. Geoforum 87: 73-84. 2017
Albrecht Moritz, Kortelainen Jarmo. 2017. Spaces of sustainable politics and practices. ALUE JA YMPÄRISTÖ 46 2: 1-3. 2017
Albrecht Moritz, Rytteri Teijo. 2017. Policy failures in mobile and complex contexts: Translating EU energy policy in Finland. ALUE JA YMPÄRISTÖ 46 2: 18-31. 2017
Moritz Albrecht; Maxim Trishkin. 2017. Bioenergy Policies: A tool for Regional Development and Source of Local Conflicts. In: Karelian Research Center (ed.) , Ecological and Economic Problems of Development of Regions and Countries (Sustainable Development/Management of Natural Resources). Karelian Research Center. s. 150-156. 2017
Sawatzky Matthew, Albrecht Moritz. 2017. Translating EU renewable energy policy for insular energy systems: Reunion Island's quest for energy autonomy. Fennia : International Journal of Geography 195 2: 125-141. 2017
I am coordinating the CBC Karelia cross border cooperation project WasteLess Karelias which aims to support and implement improved waste management in rural villages in russian and finnish Karelia (https://kareliacbc.fi/en/projects/wasteless-karelias )
I am also member of the Sustainable Development board of at UEF.