Sustainable Solutions - Partnerships in Science and Beyond

At city centre campus of University of Helsinki 16.5.2018 14:00

Sustainability challenges are complex by nature, and need to be addressed broadly in society. Finding solutions thus necessitates constructive partnerships within and between research, policies, businesses, and other actors.

The scientific programme of the days focuses on the disciplinary status of sustainability science and the trans- and interdisciplinarity within sustainability research. Besides the academic programme, the Sustainability Science Days host participatory event for researchers and stakeholders, which aims to introduce and develop best practices on how partner effectively the latest academic knowledge with innovations for concrete solutions to sustainability challenges.

16th May
Stakeholder event: Partnerships for sustainable solutions

Time 14.00-18.00
This event is in Finnish and requires an advance registration by 9th May

Welcoming words, Jari Niemelä, Director, HELSUS
Keynote speech, Mari Pantsar, Director, carbon-neutral circular economy, Sitra
Four viewpoints about the need for sustainable solutions:

  • Carbon-neutral city?
    Pekka Tuovinen, Senior Advisor, Sustainability, Neste Oyj, Esa Nikunen, Director of Environment Services, City of Helsinki ja Sirkku Juhola, Associate Professor, University of Helsinki
  • Global South
    Stakeholder TBC, Eija Ranta, University Lecturer, University of Helsinki
  • Arctic
    Stakeholder TBC, Reetta Toivanen, Professor, HELSUS
  • Towards sustainable consumption
    Anu Kaukovirta-Norja, SVP Research and Technology, Valio Oyj, Virpi Jonson, Innovation Manager, Valio Oyj, Annukka Valkeapää, Conservation Officer, WWF, ja Petteri Repo, Researcher, University of Helsinki

Co-creation workshop around the four HELSUS themes
Pitches from researches, startups and student teams on sustainable innovation
Get-together with informal networking (wine and snacks)

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