Towards shared understanding of the changes in sustainability of forest use

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In 2020, The Finnish Cultural Foundation granted a 150,000 euro Argumenta funding to the project “Towards shared understanding of the changes in sustainability of forest use”. The project is coordinated by the University of Jyväskylä School of Resource Wisdom (JYU.Wisdom), the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), and Akordi. The project lasts from spring 2021 to spring 2023.

The project brings together all researchers and stakeholders interested in the sustainable use of forests to discuss which aspects define sustainability in Finnish forest industry. The discussions take place in workshops, and the first one was organized in spring 2021. Akordi is in charge of managing these workshops.

The project will enable scientists from different disciplines to better describe and define sustainability in their forestry research. This will include developing new indicators for changes in sustainability of forest use. This will increase the legitimacy of sustainability evaluation of the forest industry.

The working group:

Panu Halme, Dos., Ph.D., University of Jyväskylä
Annika Kangas, Prof., D.Sc., Luke
Atte Komonen, Dos., D.Sc., University of Jyväskylä
Sari Pynnönen, D.Sc., University of Helsinki
Jonna Kangasoja, D.Sc., Akordi

Jonna Kangasoja
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
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