Adaptation and Resilience for Sustainable Growth (ADAPT)

Many current global trends profoundly affect Finnish society. The slowdown in economic growth and economic uncertainties, climate change and other environment threats, pandemics and new kinds of health hazards as well as demographic transitions are all examples of changes to which Finnish society will have to learn to adapt. Some of these changes are foreseeable, but we will also need the ability to respond to unlikely and completely unforeseen changes. Resilience is an integral part of the functional capacity of all societies, communities and individuals. It creates opportunities for sustainable growth and effective resource use.

The aim of the SRC programme Adaptation and Resilience for Sustainable Growth is to identify best ways of supporting comprehensive resilience through the use of the resources of society, communities and individuals and through new ways of combining these resources. The projects funded under the programme are expected to develop a broad knowledge base and extensive foresight and solutions to support resilience and adaptation and to help individuals, communities and society better understand and prepare for change. Research is also needed to identify obstacles to adaptation, such as institutional path dependencies and social and cultural practices, and to develop solutions to eliminate such obstacles.

Projects

Creative Adaptation to Wicked Socio-Environmental Disruptions (WISE)

Consortium PI: Janne Hukkinen, University of Helsinki
Responsible for interaction activities: Paavo Järvensivu, BIOS

Consortium composition: University of Helsinki, BIOS, Tampere University, Aalto University, University of Turku

Enhancing Adaptive Capacity for Sustainable Blue Growth (BlueAdapt)

Consortium PI: Anna-Stiina Heiskanen, Finnish Environment Institute
Responsible for interaction activites: Mikael Sokero, Demos Helsinki

Consortium composition: Finnish Environment Institute, Demos Helsinki, University of Helsinki, University of Lapland, University of Eastern Finland, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Novel Soil Management Practices – Key for Sustainable Bioeconomy and Climate Change Mitigation (SOMPA)

Consortium PI: Raisa Mäkipää, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Responsible for interaction activities: Kati Berninger, Tyrsky Consulting

Consortium composition: University of Eastern Finland, Natural Resources Institute Finland, University of Helsinki, Finnish Environmental Institute, Tyrsky Consulting

Improving the Information Base and Optimising Service Solutions to Support Social Welfare and Healthcare Reform (IMPRO)

Consortium PI: Tiina Laatikainen, University of Eastern Finland
Responsible for interaction activities: Marko Lähteenmäki, National Institute for Health and Welfare

Consortium composition: University of Eastern Finland, Aalto University, National Institute for Health and Welfare, University of Oulu

Integrated Biodiversity Conservation and Carbon Sequestration in the Changing Environment (IBC-CARBON)

Consortium PI: Martin Forsius, Finnish Environment Institute
Responsible for interaction activities: Saija Kuusela, Finnish Environment Institute

Consortium composition: Finnish Environment Institute, University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland

Manufacturing 4.0 – Strategies for Technological, Economic, Educational and Social Policy Adoption (MFG 4.0)

Consortium PI: Kari Ullakko, LUT University
Responsible for intercation activites: Anna Huusko, LUT University

Consortium composition: LUT University, University of Helsinki, University of Turku, University of Jyväskylä

More information

  • Programme Director Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki, Research Coordinator, Docent, University of Helsinki, kaisa.korhonen(at)helsinki.fi
  • Samuli Hurri, Science Adviser, tel. +358 29 533 5100, firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi

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