Program 2016

Morning session: Global processes and environmental vulnerabilities

Chair Jari Niemelä, University of Helsinki


8.30-9.00 Coffee

9.00-9.10 Opening words, Permanent secretary Hannele Pokka

9.10-9.30 Introduction to environmental change and vulnerability, Prof. Markku Kanninen, UHEL

9.30-10.15 Keynote: Global environmental change, vulnerability and adaption of socio-economic systems, Prof. Barry Smit, University of Guelph, Canada

10.15-10.35 Coffee break

10.35-11.20 Keynote: The political nature of global change: power, authority and knowledge in the context of climate change, Prof. Andrea Nightingale, SLU, Sweden

11.20-12.00 Discussion and questions in round tables – interactive session with keynote speakers, Chairs: Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki (HENVI) and Tanja Suni (Future Earth Finland)

12.00-13.00 Lunch break



Afternoon Session: Analyzing change in multiple contexts

Chair Sirkku Juhola, University of Helsinki


13.00-13.35 Keynote: The need for integrated assessment of potential human responses to global change, Dr. Rachel Warren, University of East Anglia

13.35-14.10 Keynote: Analyzing marginalization, inequalities, and power relations in the context of socio-ecological change, Prof. Farhana Sultana, Syracuse University

14.10-14.30 ENVGOV project key findings, Dr. Anja Nygren, UHEL

14.30 -14.40 Setting targets and introducing discussion questions: Vulnerabilities in multiple contexts: How to adapt and manage change?

14.40-15.30 Round tables creating answers to posed questions and finding ways forward

15.30-16.00 Moderated discussion and presenting results from the session

16.00-16.30 Summing up

16.30- Wine and snacks get-together