Tehtävä tulevalle hallitukselle

sdg_kaikki_tavoitteet_0_3Viime aikojen suurimpia ponnistuksia on ollut Suomen kestävän keshityksen politiikan arviointi POLKU2030-hankkeessa. Nyt raportti on viimeisteltävänä, ja pääsimme tänään esittelemään uunituoreita tuloksia eduskuntaan neljän valiokunnan yhteiskokoukseen. Mitä ehdotamme? Että 1) Agenda2030 otetaan seuraavien hallitusohjelmien ytimeen; 2) Luodaan tiekartta, joka varmistaa tavoitteiden konkreettisuuden ja selkeät polut kohti tavoitteita; 3) Budjetin kestävyydelle asetetaan tavoitteita; 4) Kestävälle kehitykselle luodaan vankka tieteellinen tuki mm. asiantuntijapaneelia ja indikaattoreita kehittämällä; 5) Ja että kestävyydestä tehdään osa hallinnonalojen rajat ylittävää ulko ja turvallisuuspolitiikkaa. Lisää tietoa policy briefissä.

 

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Circular Economy for Sustainable Development

Our report Circular Economy for Sustainable Development is being published today on the first day of the WCEF2018 in Japan. In the report, we seek to summarise the potentials of circular economy to promote the 2030 Agenda agreed by the UN in 2015. The key message is that moving towards circular economy not only presents vast environmental and businesses opportunities but also ways to alleviate poverty. The report is a background contribution to the Global Sustainable Development Report 2019 written by an independent group of scientists and published next year.Circular_economy_1200px_20180928_verkkoon

Onko uusiutuvia edistetty Suomessa liian helposti?

Pohdimme Tekniikka & Talous -lehden juuri julkaisemassa blogissa sitä, olisiko Suomi voinut hyötyä monipuolisemmin uusiutuvien energiamuotojen edistämisestä. Nyt maamme on bioenergian innovaatiojohtajia Euroopassa, mutta esimerkiksi alan teknologiavienti ei silti vedä. Kaksi muuta uusiutuvien innovaatiojohtajaa, Tanska ja Saksa, ovat edistäneet energiasektorin rakennemuutosta jo pitkään. Voisiko näistä maista ottaa oppia myös Suomeen?

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The policy robustness and resilience trajectories of renewable energy innovation leaders

The policy efforts to shift energy production and consumption profiles from fossil resources towards renewables have stimulated innovation activities and economic maturing of RE technologies, most evidently the wind and solar. This has become visible not only in growing RE production shares and international technology trade volumes, but also in the numbers of issued patents. However, the economic dynamics are geographically uneven as some of the countries have emerged as technology leaders that in principle drive the general development and take the most advantage of it. In this paper, we focus on three suspected innovation champions – Denmark, Finland and Germany – and ask whether certain features of public policy have sustained the central role of RE technologies in their policy agendas over long periods of time. We turn to the concepts of policy robustness and resilience coined by adaptive policy scholars to achieve this. By analysing the long-term policy trajectories of the case study countries, we conclude that while all these countries have had relatively robust policy strategies, there are differences in the ways and extends that resilience is promoted. Of the case countries, Denmark’s wind power policy seems to be an excellent example of how robustness and resilience building can be balanced in a fruitful way. In the end, we provide more generalisable lessons on how policy robustness and resilience could be promoted in different settings. Read more from our conference paper that will be presented in the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference in Manchester and in the Energizing Futures conference in Tampere this June: Berg, A., Lukkarinen, J., Ollikka, K. (2018) The policy robustness and resilience trajectories of renewable energy innovation leaders – Analysing the promotion of bioenergy in Finland, wind energy in Denmark and solar power in Germany

An intermediary approach to technological innovation systems (TIS)—The case of the cleantech sector in Finland

The Technological Innovation System (TIS) framework has become a popular tool for the analysis of innovation dynamics, particularly on a national scale. There have been calls to utilise the framework at sub-national levels too, and to pay attention to location-specific features and interactions. This article contributes to the discussion by studying how the sub-national intermediary network of the Finnish Carbon-Neutral Municipalities (HINKU) complements and challenges the national cleantech innovation system in Finland. To achieve this, we propose an analytical framework that combines the TIS framework with intermediary functions. Our study shows that the TIS framework is a practical tool for analysing potential discontinuities and policy development possibilities regarding innovation systems across spatial scales. Read more from our article that has been recently published in the journal Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions:  Lukkarinen, J., Berg, A., Salo, M., Tainio, P., Alhola, K., Antikainen, R. (2018) An intermediary approach to technological innovation systmes (TIS) – The case of the cleantech sector in Finland