Maryna Henrysson is a researcher at the Division of Energy Systems, ITM School. She has a PhD in Low-carbon Development and Management Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, with a focus on the political economy of the energy systems transformation and climate change mitigation governance. Maryna also holds an MSc degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University. Previously, Maryna has worked at UNEP DTU Partnership contributing to the policy and institutional analysis for capacity development activities aimed at advancing climate change mitigation and low-carbon economy strategies in developing and emerging economies.
Maryna Henryssons’ research has been concerned with sustainability governance and focused on three key themes. First, theorizing and explaining the processes and practices of governing low-carbon transformation. Her work in this area has focused on the politics of climate change mitigation and transformation of electricity infrastructure in Vietnam and Mexico. Second, the theme of politics of international knowledge regimes and the roles of institutions in development of national climate change mitigation policies explored in particular in the buildings sector in Vietnam. Third, the role of non-state actors in climate governance, in particular, work centred on the role of international donors and carbon markets.
Maryna Henrysson investigates the collaborative governance of the circular economy model. Her research focus is on industrial strategies in energy systems. She is currently engaged in collaborative research on the transition towards urban circular strategies to devise a measurable assessment framework for urban circularity, resilience and regenerative capacity that can be applied and replicated according to the required level of analysis by a variety of stakeholders. Maryna also conducts research examining institutional processes that enable change and transformation towards circular practices in natural-resource based industries.