Open Access Session: Science-Policy Dialogue in Ecological Sustainability Crises: Case Finland with Ministry of the Environment

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This open session explores the Finnish landscape of science-policy interactions within the context of ecological sustainability crises and transitions. Hosted by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and Forum for Environmental Information, the session aims to showcase key actors and actions in Finland, focusing on the ecological triple crises and sustainability transition. The session is aimed at representatives working with policy or in boundary organizations, as well as researchers interested in the topic. 

The agenda includes an examination of the science-policy landscape and case examples of operating models in Finland, given by Research Director Laura Höijer from the Ministry of the Environment. The presentation is followed by a panel discussion, in which the Finnish science-policy landscape is reflected from different perspectives by experts.  

In addition, the panel will discuss the needs for science-policy dialogue in responding to ecological sustainability crises. Overall, this session contributes valuable insights and lessons for advancing science-policy dialogue in the face of ecological sustainability challenges. 


  • Laura Höijer, Research Director, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
  • Johanna Riitakorpi, Executive Director, Forum for Environmental Information
  • Salla Saastamoinen, Deputy Director General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission  
  • Ryong Kim, Head of Programme, Sustainability Transitions, European Environment Agency
  • Markku Ollikainen, professor emeritus, ex chair, Finnish Climate Science Panel
  • Eeva Primmer, Research Director, Finnish Environment Institute
  • Donald J. Wuebbles, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois 

When: 10 June 13:30 – 15:00

Where (if you are attending onsite): Aalto University | Undergraduate Centre | Otakaari 1 | M232