Sustainability Science Day 2017

What are the pathways that lead to a more sustainable world?

This page is about a past Sustainability Science event (2017). If you wish to check the page of the forthcoming Sustainability Science event in 2023, please follow the link below.

Pathways to Sustainability Transformation Science Day 2017 provided a discussion forum for researchers, students, policy makers, companies and other interest groups. It aimed to support dialogue between science and the society as well as served as a platform for sustainability scientists to present their latest research findings. To increase the societal impact of the event, a policy brief was formed from the findings discussed in the event.

Summary - Sustainability Science Days 2017

Speakers 2017

The keynote speakers in 2017:

Prof. Director Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University, USA

President Tarja Halonen

Prof. Beth Perry, University of Sheffield, UK

Prof. Daniel Lang, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

Dr. Anna Nordén & Dr. Maria Svane, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Northern Europe

Photos from Plenary Speeches, 2017.
Materials 2017

Here you can find materials from the event in 2017:

Thursday workshops

Materials are in Finnish.


Sustainability certification for mining

More information: Jack Räisänen

Cricular econmy of metals - Systemic change

More information: Kaisa Manninen

Social sustainability in minig industry

More Information: Rebecca Dukpa

Friday Keynote Beth Perry

Materials are in English.

Friday Working Groups

Materials are in English.

1. Un­der­stand­ing hu­man nature in­ter­face


2. Novel ap­proaches en­han­cing trans­form­a­tions


3. En­han­cing prac­tices for trans­form­a­tion


4. Urban trans­form­a­tions


5. To­wards sys­temic change


6. Trans­form­a­tion of so­cial-eco­lo­gical sys­tems


Abstract book 2017

PDF version for Abstract Book 2017