There will be two sessions with three parallel working groups in each session and a short break in between.

The Flinga outputs and speed talk presentations will soon be added to the schedule.


Presenter in cursive

SEssion 1 13.15 - 14.30

1 Understanding human nature interface

Convener Beth Perry


Aesthetic sustainability in urban transformations Sanna Lehtinen, Arto Haapala

The Challenge of Eco-anxiety Panu Pihkala

Shaping norms. A convention theoretical examination of alternative food retailers as a niche actor in food sustainability transition Sini Forssell, Leena Lankoski

Assessing significant nature experiences: a co-created evaluative framework Matteo Giusti

Arts as reconnecting practices Diego Galafassi

2 Novel approaches enhancing transformations

Convener Daniel Lang


Social entrepreneurship for post-growth societies in the global North: An ethnographic participatory study of self-employment practices for ecologically and socially just world Eeva Houtbeckers

Circular economy kaleidoscope - a future co-creation tool to foster transformation towards circular economy Henna Sundqvist-Andberg, Johanna Kohl

Strategic shift to sustainable production: examining practical coping in R&D Natalia Saukkonen, Tuomas Korhonen, Teemu Laine

Co-creating sustainability solutions for resource scarce contexts Jarkko Levänen, Minna Halme, Sara Lindeman, Tatu Lyytinen

Green, Circular, Bioeconomy: a comparative analysis of sustainability concepts Dalia D’ Amato, Nils Droste, Ben Allen, Marianne Kettunen, Katja Lähtinen, Jaana Korhonen, Pekka Leskinen, Brent Matthies, Anne Toppinen

3 Enhancing practices for transformation

Convener Sarah Cornell


Increasing the effectiveness of nature conservation through science-policy interaction Anna Salomaa

Humanising the Conservation Paradigm Aili Pyhälä

Contribution to the voluntary certification to sustainability transformations in forest governance Sini Savilaakso, Paolo O. Cerutti, Manuel R. Guariguata

Results-based agri-environment payments: Supporting farmers producing biodiversity outcomes Traci Birge

Co-production of knowledge in planning of use of forests Sari Pynnönen, Teppo Hujala, Riikka Paloniemi

Session 2 14.45 - 16.00

4 Urban transformations

Convener Beth Perry


The role of municipal system builders in enhancing biogas ecosystem formation Maarit Särkilahti, Natalia Saukkonen, Silja Suonio

Sustainable Housing: Cultural Barriers to Downsizing Maria Sandberg

Opening Up Futures Idil Gaziulusoy

Practice approach to experimental culture Senja Laakso

Overcoming urban microbiome and human perceptions as constraints to sustainability Riikka Puhakka, Mira Grönroos, Olli Laitinen, Anurudra Parajuli, Aki Sinkkonen

5 Towards systemic change

Convener Daniel Lang


Reversing the Great Transformation: How Can Actors, Practices, and Structures Reduce Matter/Energy Throughput? Pasi Heikkurinen

From growth-driven welfare state to sustainable wellbeing Kristoffer Wilén, Maria Joutsenvirta, Tuuli Hirvilammi, Marko Ulvila

Reproduction of Capitalism in the 21st Century: Higher Education and Ecological CrisisToni Ruuska

Fault lines on the pathway to business sustainability Leena Lankoski

Could sustainable wellbeing be the key to unlock transition? Tadhg O’Mahony, Jyrki Luukkanen

6 Transformation of social-ecological systems

Convener Sarah Cornell


Mapping social-ecological systems in the Volta basin Katja Malmborg, Juan Carlos Rocha, Line Gordon, Kate Brauman

Protecting local societies against the eco-social consequences of plant invasiveness: the case of Champadevi hill in Central Nepal Aki Sinkkonen, Lal B Thapa, Krittika Kaewchumnong, Riikka Puhakka, Kitichate Sridith

Boreal forest sustainability is threatened Timo Kuuluvainen

Transformations and transformative capacities in river basin management Aleksi Räsänen, Anja Nygren, Paula Schönach, Adrián Monge Monge, Alexandra Jurgilevich, Mira Käkönen, Milja Heikkinen, Markku Kanninen, Sirkku Juhola

Transforming towards better social-ecological fit Johan Enqvist, Maria Tengö, Örjan Bodin