A new article “Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Program: An Overview of the First 5 Years in Operation and Future Prospects”, co-authored by Professor Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen, was published in the journal “GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY”.
The Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) program was initiated as a bottom-up
approach by the researchers coming from Finland and Russia in October 2012. The PEEX
China kick off meeting was held in November 2013. During its five years in operation,
the program has established a governance structure and delivered a science plan for the
Northern Eurasian region. PEEX has also introduced a concept design for a modelling
platform and ground-based in situ observation systems for detecting land-atmosphere
and ocean-atmosphere interactions. Today, PEEX has an extensive researcher’s network
representing research communities coming from the Nordic countries, Russia and China.
PEEX is currently carrying out its research activities on a project basis, but is looking
for more coordinated funding bases, especially in Russia and in China. The near-future
challenge in implementing the PEEX research agenda is to achieve a successful integration
and identification of the methodological approaches of the socio-economic research to
environmental sciences. Here we give insight into these issues and provide an overview
on the main tasks for the upcoming years.
Read the full article on the journal’s website.
Geography, Environment, Sustainability journal published an article “Indicators for digitalization of sustainable development goals in PEEX program” written by Sergey N. Bobylev, Olga Yu.Chereshnya, Markku Kulmala, Hanna K. Lappalainen, Tuukka Petäjä, Svetlana V. Solov’eva, Vladimir S. Tikunov and Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen.
This article describes the Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) program and
indicators for monitoring of implementation and digitalization of Sustainable Development
Goals (SDG) in Russia, especially environmental goals. The authors considered the
possibility of integration and identification of the methodological approaches of the
socio-economic research to environmental sciences. Paper gives insights into the
international framework of the United nations, addreses several relevant indicators to be
monitored in a Russian perspective and summarizes shortly the status of the monitoring
activities and provide an overview on the main tasks for the upcoming years to reach the
sustainable development goals established by the United Nations. The tasks to which
the Goals divided are considered in detail. The indicators of Russian statistics that can be
used to monitor the implementation of these tasks are determined. It is shown, that more
detailed regional analysis and new data is needed in order to quantify the feedbackloops.
The article is available online.
On 21st of September 2017 Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen gave a talk “The Environment in Russia’s’ Energy Diplomacy – The year of the environment 2017” in the Russian media” at the session “Arctic Futures – PEEX in collaboration with IIASA, IEAS and Sofia Earth Forum” of the PEEX Science Conference in Moscow.
On 18-20 of May a Second Pan-Eurasian Experiment Science Conference took place in Beijing, China. The conference attracted a large number of experts from all over the world, and Professor Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen was one of them. He participated in the session “From Society to Knowledge Transfer and International Collaboration” with a presentation titled “Russian climate policies and local reality”.
Conference programme and information can be found here.