HELSUS Policy Dialogues Programme: February

Programme 13th February

State of the nature and the environment & A resource-wise economy and carbon-neutral society


9.00 – 9.10 Opening and aim of the day, Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki, HELSUS

9.10 – 9.20 Greetings from Prime Minister’s Office, follow-up and indicators for sustainable development, Sami Pirkkala, VNK

9.20 – 9.30 Presentation of the indicators and basket of a resource-wise economy and carbon-neutral society, Erja Fagerlund, TEM

9.30 – 9.40 Presentation of the indicators and basket of state of the nature and the environment, Jari Lyytimäki, Finnish Environment Institute

9.40 – 10.20 Invited comments from the researchers

Sirkku Juhola – Financing from Tekes for resource-efficient and carbon neutral innovations (also commenting indicator “annual spending on environmental protection”), 10 min

Janne Hukkinen – Share of renewable energy of total energy end consumption, Use of natural resources, raw material consumption, 10 min

Timo Kuuluvainen – Increment and loss of growing stock, dead wood in the forests, agricultural areas with high nature value, 10 min

Susanna Hietanen -  Phosphorus and nitrogen load to Baltic Sea from the Finnish rivers, 10 min

10.20 – 11.00 Discussion

Audience will be divided into groups according to the topics of the indicators. The groups will discuss on current and possible future processes that affect on indicators as well as how to tackle these processes to enhance more sustainable future.

11.00 – 11.30 Wrapping up and closing

It is possible to follow the event (presentations and the end discussion) online via Adobe Connect Pro. The link https://connect.funet.fi/helsus_policy_dialogue will open approximately 15 minutes before the event.