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Covid-crisis: a testcase to deal with broader sustainability deficiencies (IDEES)

"The situation of insecurity in the whole world requires resilience strategies instead of efectivity strategies: this is what sustainable development can offer, but only if it is applied through transformations in the key societal systems." Read Eeva Furman's article for IDEES magazine here.

YHYS Fall Colloquium: Measuring and valuing sustainability, 19–20 November 2020

The 25th annual colloquium of the Finnish Society for Environmental Social Sciences (YHYS) on Measuring and valuing sustainability will be organized by LUT University, Department of Sustainability Science. The colloquium includes high-level keynote speeches, workshop sessions and a panel discussion. ORSI consortium members will be chairing sessions at the event. Call for abstracts is open until 20.9.2020.

New article: Business experimentation for a circular economy – Learning in the front end of innovation

Business experimentation has been recognized as an important means for accelerating transitions towards a circular economy (CE). This paper aims to develop...

Registration open – EEEN2020 Forum on SDGs and transformative policymaking, 4-5 November 2020, Finland

4-5 November 2020 Registration and Call for Abstracts are now open! The EEEN 2020...

Save the Date: Ekothon Pirkanmaa, 1-2 October 2020

Our Pirkanmaa region contains many incredible solutions and ideas to make the world ecologically and socially sustainable, fair and just. The ideas might be there, but is widespread action actually happening? What’s standing in the way, and how can we improve this? To help things happen, we created Ekothon - a hackathon-inspired two-day event online. Register by 18th of September!

Ecosocial Innovation: Lessons for Labour Market Policies (The Social Policy Blog)

The covid-19 crisis is causing a drastic rise of unemployment rates around Europe. Instead of using just old recipes the crisis could also be the starting point for an ecosocial transition in labour market policies. In the past, sustainability of labour market and unemployment policies was discussed one-dimensionally: understood as financial or economic sustainability to keep public spending as low as possible. Environmental sustainability was not an issue. In our recent study we tried to tackle this problem from an environmental social work and social policy research perspective. The results revealed much potential on different levels. Read the full blog post by Ingo Stamm, Aila-Leena Matthies, Tuuli Hirvilammi, Kati Närhi here.

Orchestrating together

Climate change challenges welfare states, such as Finland, to change their practices. How do we steer that transition? The ORSI project investigates FAIR AND ROBUST methods to make Finland environmentally sustainable.

Our focus is on four themes in particular::

  • Transformative governance and budgeting
  • A just transition in the everyday life of citizens
  • Responsible innovation processes
  • Regulating consumer choice

We invite key decision makers, citizens and businesses around the same table to develop solutions together with us – ORCHESTRATING TOGETHER. Towards Eco-Welfare State: Orchestrating for Systemic Impact (ORSI) project is a joint undertaking of Tampere University, the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The project is funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.

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Covid-crisis: a testcase to deal with broader sustainability deficiencies (IDEES)

"The situation of insecurity in the whole world requires resilience strategies instead of efectivity strategies: this is what sustainable development can offer, but only if it is applied through transformations in the key societal systems." Read Eeva Furman's article for IDEES magazine here.

YHYS Fall Colloquium: Measuring and valuing sustainability, 19–20 November 2020

The 25th annual colloquium of the Finnish Society for Environmental Social Sciences (YHYS) on Measuring and valuing sustainability will be organized by LUT University, Department of Sustainability Science. The colloquium includes high-level keynote speeches, workshop sessions and a panel discussion. ORSI consortium members will be chairing sessions at the event. Call for abstracts is open until 20.9.2020.