Programme for Sustainability Science Days 2022 18th of May-19th of May.

All sessions are open and free of charge for registered participants.

For session-specific information, please see the link on the left side of the page!

The registration for Sustainability Science Days 2022 is closed.


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The event is open for all and free of charge, but requires registration – please note that there are only a limited number of live seats available on-site* and online**! Register now to receive the information for online participation!

*We have reserceived 350 seats for on-site visitors. Please note that we’ll provide individual auditoriums for screening all the parallel sessions, despite their form, to make sure visitors are able to follow all the sessions at the venue (online sessions too).

**Keynote and plenary sessions are live streamed and there will be no restriction on participation. However, the maximum number of participants for each virtual session is 110. Registrants will receive a link to Liveto platform for online participation closer to the conference date.

Wednesday 18th of May
8:00-8:45 Registration and morning coffee

Opening of the day (U2 Auditorium | Liveto)

  • Welcome - Scientific leaders of the conference İdil Gaziulusoy and Susanna Lehvävirta
  • Opening words - Vice President of Research Ossi Naukkarinen (Aalto University) and Vice-Rector Tom Böhling (University of Helsinki)

Keynotes (U2 Auditorium | Liveto):

  • Dr. Laura Pereira - Imagining transformative futures in the Anthropocene
  • Dr. Christoph Rupprecht - Multispecies Sustainability
10:45-11:15 Break

Parallel sessions #1-4

  • #1: The security implications of sustainability transitions: a broader perspective (U1 | Liveto)
  • #2: Novel solutions for sustainability transformation in food systems: Examining agricultural and food value chain actors and the role of research in promoting innovation (U3 | Liveto)
  • #3: Including Non-Human Animals in Sustainability Transformations (U7)
  • #4: Investigating sustainability transformations with social-ecological models: state of the art and future needs (U4 | Liveto) (Online session, with a room to follow it in on-site)
13:00-14:00 Lunch (at own cost)

Parallel sessions #5-9

  • #5: The Role of Law in Systemic Sustainability Transformation (U3 | Liveto)
  • #6: Sustainable food systems - New solutions and/or approaches that enhance the sustainable transition of food systems (U1 | Liveto)
  • #7: Workshop: Climate Safety, Research and Civil Society (U406a 4th floor)
  • #8: Systems Methodologies (U4 | Liveto)
  • #9: Enhancing sustainability transition in the housing and construction systems (U6 | Liveto)
15:45-16:15 Break

Parallel sessions #10-13 and #18

  • #10: Rethinking sustainability of seafood?!: The need for systematic transformation in global fisheries –a call for novel technological and organizational perspectives (U7 | Liveto)
  • #11: Sustainability Agency in business (U4 | Liveto)
  • #12: Transformative approaches in higher education (U6 | Liveto)
  • #13: Carbon drawdown: Reverse-logistics for a carbon economy (U1 | Liveto)
  • #18: Technical innovations and scenarios for sustainability transformation in food systems (U3 | Liveto)
18:00-20:00 Evening event: Time to relax! Cocktail bites, refreshments and mingling!


Thursday 19th of May
8:00-9:00 Registration and morning coffee
9:00-9:05 Chair opens the day (U2 Auditorium | Liveto)

Keynote (U2 Auditorium | Liveto):

  • Dr. Hanna Ellen Guttorm - Re-Indigenizing and/or Becoming Comfortable with Vulnerability, Reciprocity and Uncertainty
9:35-11:00 Plenary session: Indigenous knowledge systems, traditional authorities and sustainability transitions (U2 Auditorium | Liveto)
11:00-11:30 Break

Parallel Sessions #14-17

  • #14: Sustainability focused science panels: mobilisers of societal agency or legitimisers of government authority? (U7 | Liveto)
  • #15: Solutions for sustainability transformations – at the intersections of alternative economic models (U4 | Liveto) (Online session, with a room to follow it in on-site)
  • #16: Making space for traditional and indigenous knowledge in creating sustainable futures (U3 | Liveto) (Online session, with a room to follow it in on-site)
  • #17: Making urban green transformation happen (U6 | Liveto)
13:15-14:15 Lunch (at own cost)

Keynote and closing words (U2 Auditorium | Liveto):

  • Prof. Julia Lohmann - From Algae to Ocean Literacy: knowing, acting and caring through design
  • Conference closing words - Scientific leaders of the conference İdil Gaziulusoy and Susanna Lehvävirta
15:15-15:45 Break

Parallel Sessions #19-22

  • #19: Sustainable Agency among Individuals (U6 | Liveto)
  • #20: How to successfully perform territorial transformations? Discussing global experiences and insights (U7 | Liveto) (Online session, with a room to follow it in on-site)
  • #21: Cities and exploring what ought to be (U3 | Liveto)
  • #22 Sustainable food systems - Environmental sustainability and holistic sustainability of food production and consumption (U4 | Liveto)