Employee info

Elisabeth Veivåg Helseth
Position:    Researcher

  Telephone: +47 922 84 041
  E-mail: elisabeth.helseth@nina.no
 Department:  NINA Lillehammer

Knowledge areas
I am an ecological economist researching the diverse values and valuations of nature, as well as post-growth/ degrowth futures. I am dedicated to knowledge developments within ecological and institutional economics, and to making knowledge from these theoretical fields more accessible to all. 

I have extensive experience from working with issues of sustainable community development in Norwegian public sector. In my PhD-project (2019-23), I examined which values that underpin decisions regarding forest governance and community development in Norway. Specifically, I examined how different approaches to valuation and governance of forests can promote transformative changes towards sustainable community development.

Key topics: Ecological economics, sustainability science, degrowth/ postgrowth, plural values of nature, transformative changes, human-nature relations 


Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

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