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Sustainable economic systems research programme

The Finnish Environment Institute has launched its fifth research programme related to the green economy and sustainable consumption and production.

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The key objective of the programme is to identify new solutions to the challenges currently faced by society and the economy. It focuses on sustainable and regenerative economic systems, which are capable of at least maintaining or, preferably, improving the state of the environment (as well as economic profitability and social well-being).

Central elements of the research programme will include practical case studies and innovative start-ups. The programme’s researchers will be in active and close dialogue and collaboration with various stakeholders, such as companies, the public sector and consumers. In this, the aim is to identify positive approaches and new models for various economic systems, which might also enhance Finland’s competitiveness in global markets.

More information

  • Research Coordinator Riina Antikainen, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

Publications related to sustainable economic systems



Recent publication highlights

  • Lukkarinen, J., Berg, A., Salo, M., Tainio, P., Alhola, K., Antikainen, R. 2017. An intermediary approach to technological innovation systems (TIS)—The case of the cleantech sector in Finland. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, in press.
  • Lazarevic, D. and Valve, H. 2017. Narrating expectations for the circular economy: towards a common and contested European transition. Energy Research and Social Science.
  • Dahlbo, H., Aalto, K., Eskelinen, H., Salmenperä, H. 2017. Increasing textile circulation—Consequences and requirements. Sustainable Production and Consumption 9: 44-57.
  • Lyytimäki J., Antikainen R., Hokkanen J., Koskela S., Kurppa S., Känkänen R., Seppälä J. (Accepted). Developing key indicators of green growth. Sustainable Development DOI: 10.1002/sd.1690
  • Jalas, M., Hyysalo, S., Heiskanen, E., Lovio, R., Nissinen, A., Mattinen, M., Rinkinen, J., Juntunen, J.K., Tainio, P., Nissilä, H. 2017. Everyday experimentation in energy transition : A practice-theoretical view. Journal of Cleaner Production.
  • Sahimaa, O., Mattinen, M.K., Koskela, S., Salo, M., Sorvari, J., Myllymaa, T., Huuhtanen, J., Seppälä, J. 2017. Towards zero climate emissions, zero waste, and one planet living : Testing the applicability of three indicators in Finnish cities. Sustainable Production and Consumption,
  • Kivimaa, Hilden, H., Huitema, D., Jordan, A., Newig, J. 2017. Experiments in climate governance–a systematic review of research on energy and built environment transitions. Journal of Cleaner Production.
  • Saikku, L., Tainio, P., Hildén, M., Antikainen, R., Leskinen, P., Koskela, S. 2016. Diffusion of solar electricity in the network of private actors as a strategic experiment to mitigate climate change. Journal of Cleaner Production 142: 2730-2740.
  • Implementing the green economy in a European context. Lessons learned from theories, concepts and case studies. Saikku et al. 2015. PEER report.
  • Towards a carbon neutral circular economy – research enhancing the transition, Policy Brief, SYKE
Published 2014-01-20 at 14:50, updated 2017-08-03 at 14:13
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