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Projects

By using the search tool on the right-hand column, you will find the ongoing projects and projects completed in 2012 - 2017, as well as other central projects that have been completed earlier.

The search results are listed according to the order of which website has been published last, with the newest website listed at the top.

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Collaborative remedies for fragmented societies – facilitating the collaborative turn in environmental decision-making (CORE)

CORE project studies and develops collaborative action in environmental planning and decision-making. CORE builds on the notions of interdependence and collaborative governance as responses to complex...

Beyond MALPE-coordination: integrative envisioning (BEMINE)

BEMINE project aims to enable capacity for developing and evaluating different development scenarios of sustainable Finnish urbanization and regionalization.

Environmental impact assessment of nearly zero energy building

The ministry of environment is responsible for the preparation of the nearly zero energy building (nZEB) legislation. During the preparation an impact assessment of the legislation is also done. In th...

Scenario calculations of buildings for energy and climate strategy (RakSkenE)

The preparation of the new energy and climate strategy has begun in Finland, and the work includes preparation of scenarios as well.The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for the building sect...

National Spatial Data Infrastructure for Integrated Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (ZAN-SDI)

The importance of geospatial information and its essential role in the sustainable development has been widely recognised and raised interest towards nation-specific infrastructures. SMOLE II project ...

Coordinated and Integrated Permitting System (CIPS) in South Africa

The Overall Objective (intended long-term impact) of the Project was improved environmental governance in terms of enhanced service delivery of DEA by simplifying the environmental permitting processe...

Urban Zones Applied in Planning (Urban Zone 3)

Urban Zone 3 project is dealing with the future development of the urban form in Finnish urban regions. Travel-related urban zone method is applied in various planning cases of different-sized Finnish...

Change in Business Ecosystems for Local Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Better Energy Services for Consumers (USE)

The consortium creates an understanding of transition in the area of sustainable energy by taking an integrated approach to examining developments regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency. Sp...

Development of the Urban Form in Helsinki and Stockholm metropolitan areas

The study focuses on differences and similarities of land use, regional and urban structures and transport systems of Helsinki and Stockholm metropolitan areas. The study aims to understand how differ...

Operationalisation of Natural capital and Ecosystem Services: From concepts to real-world applications (OpenNESS)

OpenNESS aims to translate the concepts of Natural Capital (NC) and Ecosystem Services (ES) into operational frameworks that provide tested, practical and tailored solutions for integrating ES into la...

Light pollution – a serious environmental problem? (VALO)

Light pollution is artificial light that causes adverse effects to the functioning of ecosystems or to human health or well-being. Light pollution - a serious environmental threat? (VALO) is a project...

Model of Three Urban Fabrics (UF)

A new theory of three urban fabrics is developed in order to support the comprehensive planning and research of land use, housing, transportation and services. As a basis, the past developement of the...

Travel-related Urban Zones as a Planning Tool (Urban Zone 2)

The approach of travel-related urban zones is developed into a planning tool for land use and transportation planning. The method can be used in evaluation of the present state, historical development...

Development of rescue actions based on dam-break flood analysis (RESCDAM)

The main purpose of the RESCDAM project was to develop emergency action planning for dams. A dam break hazard (flood) analysis is a necessary aid for this. The pilot project of RESCDAM was focused on ...

National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland (TEEB Finland) – Synthesis and Roadmap

TEEB Finland is a pioneering project that aims to initiate a systematic national process to incorporate ecosystem services into all levels of decision-making. The goal of the project is to identify Fi...

Finnish Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research network FinLTSER

FinLTSER (Finnish Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research network) brings together the Finnish research sites and scientists that have conducted world-class research on long-term socio-ecological processe...

Green infra - The dependence of ecosystem services and biodiversity on the green infrastructure

The changes in land use practices have led to the degradation of ecosystems, habitat fragmentation, and consequently the loss of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. Green Infrastructure (G...

Environmental justice and ecosystem services: Access, equity and participation in the use and management of aquatic environments in the Helsinki region (ENJUSTESS)

The objective of the project is to explore the interconnections of environmental justice and ecosystem services with a novel focus on urban aquatic environments – or "blue infrastructure" – and cultu...

Eco-tools for urban development - KEKO A

Purpose of this project is to evaluate existing regional eco-efficiency tools, and explore the posibility to develop new and more multipurpose assessment tools.

Support to Environment and Sustainable Development in North West Province, South Africa

The overall objective of the project was to improve the quality of life of the population by improved environmental sustainability. The purpose was to introduce correct environmental considerations in...


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