Finland needs a new positive vision of the future – it is possible to achieve a sustainable lifestyle together

Finnish Expert Panel for Sustainable Development puts forward 28 fresh recommendations, which can help us change our society to be more sustainable. Transformation into a more sustainable future is not about giving up, rather, it is about moving towards a new, more comfortable, smoother, and more meaningful life. According to the Finnish Expert Panel for Sustainable Development it is possible to live a good, healthy and meaningful life with a …

Three cures for climate crisis: knowledge, skills and shared energy

We are living the critical decade of action, yet urgency does not seem to be at the heart of daily politics. Empty promises, opportunistic tinkering and half-deliberate misunderstandings, based on narrow-minded populism, are a real concern. Without a shared vision, we will not have a collective green transition. In the middle of a complex climate crisis, we need fair transition policies based on scientific understanding. We need to broadly motivate …

Eeva Furman: Covid crises has revealed that the societies are able to take new directions

The current pandemia and the management of the crises has faced the societies all around the world. It is still too early to assess all the impacts, but one consequence can already be seen: the pandemia has revealed that the societies have been able to react and change their practices. The chair of the panel, prof. Eeva Furman analysis in her article, how we could react in a similar way …

The Expert Panel on Sustainable Development releases a toolkit to promote sustainable systemic transformation in Finland

The Global Sustainable Development Report shows that we are heading towards the sustainable development goals of Agenda 2030, but much too slowly. Inequality is increasing, climate change is advancing, biodiversity is decreasing, and waste volumes are growing. These phenomena are affected by several interconnected factors. However, we can change course if we identify the interlinkages between the aforementioned problems and steer our societies comprehensively in a more sustainable direction. The …

GSDR report was released in September – Expert Panel for Sustainable Development is analyzing, how we should focus our actions in Finland

The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development, is the first Global Sustainable Development Report prepared by the Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General. The report’s message is clear: we need a global change of direction. There are possible actions but we need to start making these changes without delay. The working committee has formed an operating model for achieving sustainability globally. The report includes …