Julia Szulecka

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Visiting address Sognsveien 77 0855 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1108 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

Julia is an environmental social scientist, whose research interests focus on the sustainability issues in the food and forestry sectors, as well as governance and policy pathways towards a functioning bioeconomy. She has recently worked on organic waste policy and is conducting new research on food waste reduction governance. She is also interested in forest policy both at the global level in forestry regime negotiations and in and local forestry activities with their social, economic, and environmental implications.

Projects

Julia is currently leading the BREAD (Building REsponsibility And Developing Innovative Strategies for Tackling Food Waste) project financed by the Research Council of Norway, and had previously worked for SusValueWaste and BioWiseTrans.

Education

  • Dr. rer. silv. in International Forestry, Dresden University of Technology
  • PhD in forest and land economics, University of Padova (joint degree, 2015)
  • MSc. in Political Science from the VU Amsterdam (2008)

Work experience

  • UiO TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture
    • Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019)
  • Center for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo
    • E.On Postdoctoral fellow (2016)
  • Institute of International Forestry, TU Dresden (2010-2015)
    • Researcher, doctoral fellow
  • Environmental Studies & Policy Research Institute, Wroclaw (since 2010)
    • Head of the Foundation Council

Visiting positions and internships

  • Department of Political Science, University of Oslo (2015 and 2017)
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia (2012)
  • Universidad Nacional de Asunción (UNA), Paraguay (2011-2012)
  • Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture & Forestry (LEAF), Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy (2011 and 2013)
  • Global Nature Fund (GNF), Radolfzell, Germany (2009-2010)     
  • Lake Constance Foundation (Bodensee Stiftung), Radolfzell, Germany (2009-2010)

       

Tags: Innovation, Sustainability Transitions, Environmental policy, Food Industry, Bioeconomy

Publications

Scientific articles and book chapters

Szulecka, J. (forthcoming 2017) ‘Dramatic land-use change in the 20th century: on massive deforestation and crawling deforestation’. In: Santiago, K. (ed) Paraguay and Peru: Political, Social and Environmental Issues. Nova Science Publishers.

Szulecka, J. and L. Monges Zalazar (2017) ‘Forest plantations in Paraguay: Historical developments and a critical diagnosis in a SWOT-AHP framework’, Land Use Policy, 60: 384-394, DOI: 10.1016/ j.landusepol.2016.11.001.

Szulecka, J., Obidzinski, K. and A. Dermawan (2016) ‘Corporate-society engagement in plantation forestry in Indonesia: evolving paradigms and their implications’, Forest Policy and Economics, 62: 19-29, DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2015.10.016.

Szulecka, J. and L. Secco (2014) ‘Local institutions, social capital and their role in forest plantation governance: lessons from two case studies of smallholder plantations in Paraguay’, International Forestry Review, 16 (2): 180-90, DOI: 10.1505/146554814811724829, 5-year.

Szulecka, J., Pretzsch, J. and L. Secco (2014) ‘Paradigms in tropical forest plantations: a critical reflection on historical shifts in plantation approaches’, International Forestry Review, 16 (2): 128–43, DOI: 10.1505/146554814811724810 5-year.

Szulecka, J. (2014) ‘Forestry, Tharandt and the (global) political economy’, in: Uibrig, H. Auch, E. and Bemmann, A. (eds.) Festschrift for Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pretzsch on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Dresden: TUD. ISBN 978-3-942934-04-6, pp. 154-160.

Szulecka, J. and K. Szulecki (2013) ‘Analysing the Rospuda River Controversy in Poland: Rhetoric, Environmental Activism and EU’s Influence’, East European Politics, 29 (4): 397– 419, DOI: 10.1080/21599165.2013.836701

Szulecka, J. and K. Szulecki (2011) ‘Environmental peacebuilding: Transnational environmental protection as a platform of advanced conflict prevention in the Middle East’ (in Polish), in: Kostecki, Wojciech (ed.) Zaawansowane zapobieganie konfliktom, Warszawa: SWPS, ISBN: 978-83-7545-276-1, pp. 205-225.practices.

Books

Szulecka, J. (2015) Changing Paradigms in a Changing Climate: Analyzing the Political Economy of Tropical Forest Plantations, Schriftenreihe des Institutes für Internationale Forst - und Holzwirtschaft Heft 25, Dresden: TUD, ISBN 978-3-942934-08-4, 262 pp.

Other

Szulecka, J. and K. Szulecki (2017) “Spółdzielnia” [The Cooperative. A development story from Paraguay], Znak, 741 (February 2017), pp. 40-47.

Szulecka, J. (2016) “Silent Passengers: The Journeys of Trees”, Tvergastein - Interdisciplinary Journal of the Environment, 8 (December 2016), pp. 18-21.

Szulecka, J. (2016) “Zalesianie, czyli ściąć, zasadzić – zarobić dwa razy” [Afforestation – or cut down, plant and get paid twice], BiznesAlert, 16 May 2016.

Szulecka, J. (2016) “Minister Szyszko węglem i wycinaniem lasów chce powstrzymać zmiany klimatu” [The envirnoment minister wants to stop climate change by cutting and burning forests], OKO Press, 21 November 2016.

Szulecka, J. and K. Szulecki (2016) “Pocztówki z antropocenu” [Postcards from the Anthropocene], Znak, 738(11), November 2016.

Szulecka, J. and K. Szulecki (2015) ‘Polski pomysł na “lasy węglowe” to blef’ [Polish idea of ‘carbon forests’ is a bluff], Kultura Liberalna, 361 (49), December 2015.

Szulecki, K., Ancygier, A. and J. Szulecka (2015) Expertise on Polish Energy Policy, Report commissioned by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), September 2015, 44 pp

  • Szulecka, Julia & Strøm-Andersen, Nhat (2021). Norway's Food Waste Reduction Governance: From Industry Self-Regulation to Governmental Regulation? Scandinavian Political Studies. ISSN 0080-6757. p. 1–24. doi: 10.1111/1467-9477.12219.
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2019). Between domestic politics and ecological crises: (De)legitimization of Polish environmentalism. Environmental Politics. ISSN 0964-4016. p. 1–30. doi: 10.1080/09644016.2019.1674541. Full text in Research Archive
  • Brekke, Andreas; Lyng, Kari-Anne Kallerud; Olofsson, Johanna & Szulecka, Julia (2019). Life cycle assessment: A governance tool for transition towards a circular bioeconomy? In Klitkou, Antje; Fevolden, Arne Martin & Capasso, Marco (Ed.), From Waste to Value: Valorisation Pathways for Organic Waste Streams in Circular Bioeconomies. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-429-46028-9. p. 272–292.
  • Klitkou, Antje; Capasso, Marco; Hansen, Teis & Szulecka, Julia (2019). New path development for forest-based value creation in Norway. In Klitkou, Antje; Fevolden, Arne Martin & Capasso, Marco (Ed.), From Waste to Value: Valorisation Pathways for Organic Waste Streams in Circular Bioeconomies. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-429-46028-9. p. 73–90. doi: 10.4324/9780429460289-4. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szulecka, Julia (2019). Towards Sustainable Wood-Based Energy: Evaluation and Strategies for Mainstreaming Sustainability in the Sector. Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. 11(2). doi: 10.3390/su11020493. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szulecka, Julia; Strøm-Andersen, Nhat; Scordato, Lisa & Skrivervik, Eili (2019). Multi-level governance of food waste: Comparing Norway, Denmark and Sweden. In Klitkou, Antje; Fevolden, Arne Martin & Capasso, Marco (Ed.), From Waste to Value: Valorisation Pathways for Organic Waste Streams in Circular Bioeconomies. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-429-46028-9. p. 253–271. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szulecka, Julia (2017). Paraguay’s Dramatic Land-Use Change in the 20th Century: Concerning Massive Deforestation and Crawling Reforestation. In Satiago, Karla (Eds.), Paraguay and Peru: Political, Social and Environmental Issues. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.. ISSN 978-1-53612-233-6. p. 97–122. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szulecka, Julia; Obidzinski, Krystof & Dermawan, Ahmad (2016). Corporate–society engagement in plantation forestry in Indonesia: Evolving approaches and their implications. Forest Policy and Economics. ISSN 1389-9341. doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2015.10.016.
  • Szulecka, Julia & Secco, Laura (2014). Local Institutions, Social Capital and Their Role in Forest Plantation Governance: Lessons from Two Case Studies of Smallholder Plantations in Paraguay. International forestry review. ISSN 1465-5489.
  • Szulecka, Julia; Pretzsch, Jürgen & Secco, Laura (2014). Paradigms in Tropical Forest Plantations: A Critical Reflection on Historical Shifts in Plantation Approaches. International forestry review. ISSN 1465-5489.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Szulecka, Julia (2013). Analysing the Rospuda River Controversy in Poland: Rhetoric, Environmental Activism and the Influence of the European Union. East European Politics. ISSN 2159-9165. 29(4), p. 397–419. doi: 10.1080/21599165.2013.836701.

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  • Szulecka, Julia (2015). Changing Paradigms in a Changing Climate: Analyzing the Political Economy of Tropical Forest Plantations. TU Dresden. ISBN 978-3-942934-08-4.

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  • Szulecka, Julia (2020). Ongoing research in BREAD: Working with the Norwegian food sector.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2020). BREAD project website.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2020). BREAD nettside.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2020). BREAD – Building REsponsibility And Developing Innovative Strategies for Tackling Food Waste.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2020). TIK4040 Project presentations.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2020). Ongoing research and progress in BREAD.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2020). Will the European Green Deal push for more food waste reductions? AFINO Blog.
  • Szulecka, Julia; Scordato, Lisa & Koch, Per M. (2020). Developing Future Scenarios for Food Waste.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2020). Food waste in the COVID-19 era: Can the state coerce consumer responsibility? AFINO Blog.
  • Scordato, Lisa; Koch, Per M. & Szulecka, Julia (2020). Futures Literacy Lab on Food Waste. Summary Report.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2020). Status of the BREAD project after the first year.
  • Scordato, Lisa; Bugge, Markus & Szulecka, Julia (2019). Koordineringsutfordringer i politikken for bioøkonomien.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2019). Local innovation networks as drivers of the bioeconomy transition.
  • Szulecka, Julia; Bugge, Markus & Scordato, Lisa (2019). Bioøkonomi - men hvordan? Koordineringsutfordringer.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2019). Tackling Food Waste .
  • Szulecka, Julia (2019). Building REsponsibility And Developing Innovative Strategies for Tackling Food Waste.
  • Klitkou, Antje; Capasso, Marco; Hansen, Teis & Szulecka, Julia (2018). New path development for forest-based value creation in Norway.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2018). Strengthening the Nordic Bioeconomy.
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2018). Rike Norge og fattige Paraguay, en oppskrift på lykke? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Szulecka, Julia (2017). Sustainable Energy from Wood: Global Sustainability Standards and Local Corporate-Societal Partnerships in Bioenergy Production.
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). [Polska] Jana Szyszki bajki o klimacie. Kultura Liberalna. ISSN 2081-027X. 440(24).
  • Szulecka, Julia (2017). Uprooted: How Parliamentarism, Professionalization, and a Conservative Backlash De-legitimized Polish Environmentalism.
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Spółdzielnia. Znak. ISSN 0044-488X. 741(2), p. 40–47.
  • Szulecki, Kacper & Szulecka, Julia (2016). Pocztówki z antropocenu. Znak. ISSN 0044-488X. 70(738).
  • Szulecka, Julia & Szulecki, Kacper (2017). Polish Environmental Movement 1980-2017. (De)legitimization, Politics & Ecological Crises. Environmental Studies and Policy Research Institute.

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