Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Mäenpää, Ilmo
Organisation OY
Project title Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and the Finnish Economy (SURE)
Decision No. 258559
Decision date 24.04.2012
Funding period 01.09.2012 - 31.08.2016
Funding 460 912
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
The aim of the project was to analyze the possibilities of achieving long-term sustainable development goals in the use natural resources and environmental loads of Finland. The project developed a long-term environmental simulation model ENVIMATscen. The overall project results are summarized in scenario analysis up to 2050. The reference scenario established as a basis for analysis assumes the energy efficiency and renewable energy share of the current climate and energy policy baseline scenario. Two main radical goals were set in the target scenario: halving raw material consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 10% of the current level. The measures in the reference scenario were strengthened and the range of measures extended until the objectives were achieved. The key measures were the improvement of material and energy efficiency by industry.