Since 2008, IIASA has intensified its collaborations with Finland resulting in new research projects, significant interaction with Finnish policymakers, and growing scientific exchange through people. New projects have included an integrative assessment of plausible futures of the Arctic, a study of Finland’s resilience to a range of global shocks, structural change in the Finnish economy, and how to make more efficient use of Finland’s bioenergy resources. Interactions have taken place between IIASA researchers and the Prime Minister’s Office, a range of ministries from Defence to the Environment, as well as with Finnish corporations. Knowledge transfer between IIASA and Finland is also facilitated through multiple exchanges with Finnish researchers working at or visiting IIASA, and IIASA researchers visiting and attending events in Finland. The scientific output from all these activities is highly productive with 140 joint publications since 2008. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of this expanding and mutually beneficial relationship since 2008.
Options Summer 2020: According to IIASA research, appropriate indicators are needed to characterize the sensitivity of ecosystems and help inform effects-based emission reduction policies to ensure surface water recovery from acidification by 2050. More
Options Winter 2019/20: A newly developed multi-scale network model can help to mitigate the spreading potential of pests. More
The IIASA-led Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI) has entered into a unique partnership with the Arctic Circle. This alliance combines the expertise of IIASA, a world leader in systems analysis, with the convening power of the Arctic Circle, the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic. More
Last edited: 20 July 2020
INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH FINLAND
Landauer, M., Rasmus, S., & Forbes, B.C. (2021). What drives reindeer management in Finland towards social and ecological tipping points? Regional Environmental Change 21 (2), e32. 10.1007/s10113-021-01757-3.
Komendantova, N. (2021). Transferring awareness into action: A meta-analysis of the behavioral drivers of energy transitions in Germany, Austria, Finland, Morocco, Jordan and Iran. Energy Research & Social Science 71, e101826. 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101826.
Sarkki, S., Rasmus, S., Landauer, M., Lépy, É., & Heikkinen, H.I. (2020). Matching societal knowledge demand, research funding and scientific knowledge supply: trends and co-creation dynamics around reindeer management in Finland. Polar Geography, 1-22. 10.1080/1088937X.2020.1755905.
Reiter, C. & Lutz, W. (2020). Survival and Years of Good Life in Finland in the very long run. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research 54, 1-27. 10.23979/fypr.87148.
Posch, M. , Aherne, J., Moldan, F., Evans, C.D., Forsius, M., Larssen, T., Helliwell, R., & Cosby, B. (2019). Dynamic Modeling and Target Loads of Sulfur and Nitrogen for Surface Waters in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Environmental Science & Technology 53 (9), 5062-5070. 10.1021/acs.est.8b06356.
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