Category Archives: Winland

Sakari Höysniemi’s new blog post for Winland project

Read a new blog post for the Winland project, written by Sakari Höysniemi and titled “Energiahuollosta kohti energiaturvallisuutta” (From Energy Supply to Energy Security).

There is little talk about energy security in Finland. Instead, the concepts of energy security or security of supply are usually used. These definitions may exclude from the discussion the questions of fairness, responsibility, comprehensive security, or the many tight connections that the energy has in relation to other natural resources, writes Sakari Höysniemi from the University of Helsinki.

The full post is available on the Winland website.

GLASE Science Cafe

Today GLASE (Multilayered Borders of Global Security) organised a Science cafe event, where Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen took part representing Winland project. The talk was on energy and information management in times of hybridization by Professor of the Russian Environment Studies Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen and Janne “Rysky” Riiheläinen, communications expert of the GLASE research project.

Picture by @TeemuOivo.

Winland tutkimuskatsaus 2017

Winland Project published a new research summary titled “Energian, ruoan ja veden kytkökset – kokonaisturvallisuuden ja resilienssin perusta” (Energy, food and water connections – the foundation for overall safety and resilience).

The summary provides the examples of the ongoing research, describes the possible images of the future of Finland and suggests preliminary measures of how to achieve overall security in the three spheres mentioned above.

Get the full report here.

DEEPEN workshop

Winland project organised a workshop “DEEPEN” on 22nd of May at the Musiikkitalo, Helsinki. During the workshop, project participants discussed the first results of “From Failand to Winland” with the stakeholders. More information on the event can be read in Winland blog.

Veli-Pekka’s guest column at Helsingin Sanomat

On 28th of April a new guest column “Energiantuotanto kaipaa lisää yhteiskuntavastuuta” (Energy production requires more social responsibility) by Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen was published in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper.

We are  linked to the world economy through binding agreements between companies and states. The primary task of the agreements is to safeguard the financial interests of the trading partners.
Climate change, over-consumption of natural resources and related conflicts, however, make it necessary to look at social development worldwide, not just from the point of view of short-term economic and military interests.

The full article is available at Helsingin Sanomat website.

Rakkaudesta tieteeseen

Strategic Research Council (STN) organised “Rakkaudesta tieteeseen” (From love to science) session on 14th of February. Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen took part together with Pami Aalto in the session “Globaali muutos ja Suomi” (Global Change and Finland), where they gave a talk titled “Suomen energiaturvallisuus muuttuvassa maailmassa” (Finnish energy security in the changing world).

You can watch a video of their presentation here.

Russia’s Nuclear Power and Finland’s Foreign Policy

A new article by Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen was published “Russia’s Nuclear Power and Finland’s Foreign Policy” in the latest issue of Russian Analytical Digest.

It is a widely shared wisdom that energy is a central component in Russia’s foreign policy. The public discussion in Finland of the Fennovoima nuclear power plant, built now by Rosatom, shifted after the onset of the Ukrainian conflict. The insistence by some Finnish political and economic actors that the Russian nuclear power deal has nothing to do with foreign and security policies is worrying, as the measures taken both by the Finnish and Russian actors clearly demonstrate that the nuclear business, in particular, is highly political.

Read the full issue and the article (pp. 2-5) here.