ABOUT US

The Sustainable Development Futures (SDF) research group at the Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) conducts energy and climate research and designs and implements capacity-building projects in the developing regions of the world, namely the Mekong region and the Caribbean, as well as increasingly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Energy choices made in developing countries today have long-ranging consequences, both in terms of investments and impacts on climate. Energy is in numerous ways linked to efforts to reduce poverty, improve human welfare and raise living standards. Energy solutions have long term impacts on the environment, economy and society. Securing access to affordable, safe, clean and sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges in the near future.

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Sustainable Development Futures research group aims to promote transitions to sustainable energy in the developing regions of the world through collaboration, networking, research and capacity building. Our research focus is on energy production, access and consumption, climate change initiatives, climate and energy policies, environmental governance, and sustainable livelihoods.

PROJECTS

OUR TEAM

Jyrki Luukkanen

Jyrki Luukkanen
D. Tech

Research Director at FFRC, Group leader of the SDF research group

Mika Korkeakoski
M. Sc.

Regional Adviser for Mekong and the Caribbean

Noora Vähäkari
M. Sc.

Project Manager at FFRC

Jari Kaivo-oja
Ph. D.

Research Director

Sirkka Heinonen
Ph. D.

Professor

Joni Karjalainen
M. Soc. Sc.

Project Researcher at FFRC

Burkhard Auffermann
Dr. Phil.

Senior Research Fellow at FFRC

Mathilda Kurki
M. Soc. Sc.

Project Worker

Osku Haapasaari
M. A., M.A. Ed.

Project Worker

Joshua Hurtado Hurtado
M.A.

Intern

Contact

Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, Turku
+358 2 333 9530

Korkeavuorenkatu 25, Helsinki
+358 9 698 0056

Åkerlundinkatu 2, Tampere
+358 2 333 9835

sdfutures-info@utu.fi