Current environmental challenges, such as climate change and biodiversity loss, compel us to contemplate the reconciliation of the fundamental pillars of the welfare state with the ecological constraints of the environment. Research has indicated the need to reconsider the social contract from perspectives where environmental sustainability and socially desirable development can occur simultaneously.

In collaboration with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development, the ORSI project is organising a discussion event to explore the implications of a novel eco-social social contract in Finland.


9.00 Welcoming words by professor Liisa Häikiö (Tampere University)
Invited expert talks:

Katja Hujo (Senior Research Coordinator, UNRISD): Transforming economies and societies: New eco-social contracts for a fair and sustainable world Commentary by Franklin Obeng-Odoom (Professor, University of Helsinki): Transforming economies and societies: A response

Mika Pantzar (Professor, University of Helsinki): National wealth and well-being

Commentary by Lauri Lahikainen (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tampere University): Agency, responsibility, and the logic of capital in the sustainability transformation

Eeva Furman (Chief Specialist, Council of Sustainable Development) & Saana Ylikruuvi (Co-chair, Youth Agenda2030 Group, Council of Sustainable Development): Rethinking sustainability — what prime minister´s office, commission for sustainable development and Agenda2030 Youth Group can offer? ­

The recording of the event has now been released.