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Eeva Furman

Eeva Furman
 

Director, professor
Environmental Policy Centre

phD

 

Email: firstname.surname@ymparisto.fi
Telephone: 0295 251 123
Skype: syke_eevafurman

Finnish Environment Centre, Environmental Policy Centre
Street address: Mechelininkatu 34a
Postal address: P.O. Box 140, FI-00251 Helsinki, Finland

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Present role

My duties include directing the Environmental Policy Centre and being part of the lead group of SYKE. I lead national and international research projects (see below) and my positions of trust include chairing and participating boards in the fields of sustainable development, environment, biodiversity and ecosystem services and of research linked to them.

Background

I have been researching and developing environmental and sustainable development governance for more than 20 years. The last 10 years I have been occupied by Europe wide research collaboration where we have focused on challenges in and solutions for human environment relationship. Before that I was involved in intergovernmental environmental collaboration in the Arctic, Asian and European context.

During the last 20 years I have gained experience in international environmental collaboration through R&D projects and processes in the Arctic, Asian, European context, as well as nationally in Finland. I am an ecologist from training  (MSc in zoology, University of Helsinki,  PhD in marine biology, University of Wales, Menai Bridge). During my career I have been active in teaching and writing books to wide audience.

I have always had an orientation towards finding solutions. I get satisfaction and energy from nature, music and my closest. To me, moderateness and fairness are important values.

Research activities
 

Ongoing

Finished

Presentations in the web
 

Power Point -presentations

Video presentations
 

 

Media interviews

Other activities

Representative of SYKE at the council of ALTER-Net: the European research network of biodiversity and ecosystem services  

Publications

I have produced articles, reports, books and other material for communication for science community, experts and wide audience in English and Finnish. Some of my outputs have been translated into Russian, German and Swedish.  I have received national awards for two of my books.

Latest publications

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Paloniemi, Riikka; Tiitu, Maija; Viinikka, Arto; Vikström, Suvi; Furman, Eeva. 2017: Promoting health through interaction with nature in urban areas. SYKE Policy Brief. ISBN 978-952-11-4862-0. https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/215210
Arctic yearbook
 

 

Furman, E. 2016. From inspiration to action, from action to institution – some early interventions of Arctic collaboration in sustainable development. In: Heininen, L., H. Exner-Pirot, & J. Plouffe. (Eds.). (2016). Arctic Yearbook 2016. Akureyri, Iceland: Northern Research Forum. ISSN 2298–2418, pp. 252-255. Available from http://www.arcticyearbook.com

 

Agenda2030
 
 

 

Lyytimäki, J., Lähteenoja, S., Sokero, M., Korhonen, S., Furman, E.  2016. Agenda 2030 in Finland: Key questions and indicators of sustainable development.Publications of the Government´s analysis, assessment and research
activities 32/2016

Opennes
 

 

Eeva Furman & Marion Potchin 2015. Towards sustainable nature-based solutions: research to enhance the systemic transition.
OpenNESS brief, no. 02, May 2015

Published 2017-10-02 at 14:18, updated 2017-10-02 at 14:16

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