GET-LDC project in POLLEN18 conference

The second Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network titled POLLEN18: Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities was held at the Oslo Metropolitan University on 20-22nd of June 2018. The three-day event was filled with fascinating talks and discussions, inspiring key note speeches from Paige West (Barnard College and Columbia University, USA), Ashish Read more about GET-LDC project in POLLEN18 conference[…]

Erasmus+ credit mobility to Royal University of Cambodia

Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) had the opportunity to organize a teaching mobility with the Department of Environmental Science at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) in March 2018. Two teachers from the FFRC Mr. Mika Korkeakoski and Ms. Marketta Vuola organised a two day teaching on environmental and social impacts assessment (EIA and Read more about Erasmus+ credit mobility to Royal University of Cambodia[…]

‘Sustainable wellbeing’ becomes focus of attention at international sustainable development conference in Helsinki

The Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) was launched on Friday the 12th of May 2017 at Helsinki University with an event on ’Pathways to Sustainability Transformation’. The first Finnish event of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the event included interesting speakers such as Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, Finnish President Tarja Halonen and Read more about ‘Sustainable wellbeing’ becomes focus of attention at international sustainable development conference in Helsinki[…]

Future-oriented education and societally relevant skills for sustainable energy in Lesotho

At the moment, countries in the southern African region suffer from acute and insufficient energy supply. Renewable energy technologies are a welcome opportunity, but their uptake is undermined by skills shortages. Shortage of electricity is not atypical in southern Africa. Lesotho and Namibia have a low rate of electrification, at 21% and 47%, respectively. They depend Read more about Future-oriented education and societally relevant skills for sustainable energy in Lesotho[…]

Future Sustainable Energy Challenges pilot course in Solapur University, India

Finland Futures Research Centre and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Solapur University in Solapur, Maharashtra, India, received funding from the Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) in Finland to establish a joint pilot course between the two insitutions, and the implementation started in early 2016. After planning visits in Autumn 2016, the first part Read more about Future Sustainable Energy Challenges pilot course in Solapur University, India[…]

New Erasmus+ Capacity Building project (DEEM) in the Mekong

  Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) is coordinating a European Commission funded capacity building project in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. The project was kick-started in Vientiane, Laos, in December 2016 and will be implemented until October 2019. DEEM project introduces new pedagogical approaches to current energy-environment-development nexus questions, such as 100% renewable energy models, drivers Read more about New Erasmus+ Capacity Building project (DEEM) in the Mekong[…]

‘ICEEES 2016’ in Lahore Pakistan becomes venue to debate sustainable development pathways and the potential contribution of wellbeing in the low carbon transition

Lahore Pakistan was the venue of ’ICEEES 2016’ the International Conference on Energy of Economic and Environmental Sustainability from the 20th to the 23rd of October, 2016. Convened by Prof. Arfin Lodhi of the University of Management and Technology Lahore and Texas Tech University, the conference showcased cutting-edge national research from Pakistan in the energy Read more about ‘ICEEES 2016’ in Lahore Pakistan becomes venue to debate sustainable development pathways and the potential contribution of wellbeing in the low carbon transition[…]

Working in the field for GET-LDC

The SDF-team conducted several expert interviews and site visits during a two-month fieldtrip in Cambodia and Laos in April-May 2016. Research director Dr. Luukkanen, regional advisor Mr. Korkeakoski, project researcher Ms. Stenholm and thesis worker Ms. Tanskanen gathered information for the Academy funded consortium project called Green Economy Transitions in Least Developed Countries (GET-LDC). The Read more about Working in the field for GET-LDC[…]

MAXWELL project visit to Princeton University and the DEMAND centre Lancaster

In early 2016, Tadhg O’ Mahony, completed research visits at Princeton University with the Centre for Health and Wellbeing and Princeton Environment Institutes Climate Futures Initiative, and in the UK at the University of Lancaster’s DEMAND centre. At Princeton, Tadhg gave a seminar on ‘The concept of ‘wellbeing’ as driver of future mitigation’. The seminar Read more about MAXWELL project visit to Princeton University and the DEMAND centre Lancaster[…]

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