Publications from the Council of Finnish Academy and the partners of the Council

On this page you can find publications from the Council of Finnish Academies and its central international and Finnish partners . These partners include for example: EASAC, IAP, Finnish Science Academies, ALLEA, ICSU, CAETS, Euro-CASE, UAI, and the International Human Rights Network.

24.11.2016

EASAC: Priorities for Critical Materials for a Circular Economy

In its report on critical materials, EASAC offers some potential approaches to analysing scarcity and identifying which elements are likely to be at risk of future scarcity.
Publisher: European Academies’ Science Advice Council (EASAC)
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24.11.2016

EASAC: Indicators for a Circular Economy

On Indicators for a Circular Economy, EASAC has analysed the ways to assess progress towards the circular economy and will share its insights on the indicators that are most needed in Europe.
Publisher: European Academies’ Science Advice Council (EASAC)
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EASAC commentary on GHG footprints of oil feedstocks

The EASAC report on taking into account the greenhouse gas footprints of different crude oil feedstocks for transport fuels provides some guidance to the European Commission on what should be considered in future regulatory policy.
Publisher: EASAC
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25.01.2016

EASAC/JRC report on “Marine Sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas”

EASAC/JRC joint report on marine sustainability encourages EU decision makers to enhance ecosystem-based management of human use of the sea. Professor Jorma Kuparinen took part in preparing the report as an expert nominated by the Council of Finnish Academies.
Publisher: EASAC, JRC (Joint Research Centre)
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25.11.2015

EASAC commentary on “Circular Economy”

The commentary includes a detailed discussion from natural and social science perspectives of the underlying issues. Anni Huhtala (VATT Institute for Economic Research) took part in preparing the commentary as an expert nominated by the Council of Finnish Academies.
Publisher: EASAC
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19.10.2015

Facing Critical decisions on climate change in 2015

This EASAC statement discusses scientific issues to consider in the negotiations at COP21 in Paris. The national science academies urge national governments within Europe and the European Commission to play an active role in Paris in seeking a comprehenssive agreement which will limit future warming
Publisher: EASAC
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19.10.2014

Gain of function (in virology)

This EASAC study relates to the debate about risks and benefits of research modifying viruses to better understand their functioning, in particular their potential to cause pandemics. Attention is given to viruses spreading from animals to humans and to human viruses spreading from animals to humans
Publisher: EASAC
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13.07.2015

New plant breeding techniques

EASAC statement on the critical importance of supporting innovation in plant breeding to contribute to EU objectives in agriculture and food and nutrition security.
Publisher: EASAC
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08.06.2015

Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas

Summary of EASAC/JRC marine report.

The report includes recommendations for integrating marine governance to develop coherent European marine policies. The founding of a virtual European Marine University for training and research is proposed as a recommendation.
Publisher: EASAC, JRC
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27.04.2015

Future Directions for Scientific Advice in Europe

Essays on the future of scientific advisory activities in Europe. Writers include: Anne Glover, Kari Raivio, Ulrike Felt, Robert Madelin, Andy Stirling, Vladimír Šucha and Jos van der Meer.
Publisher: European Commission, SPRU (University of Sussex), University of Cambridge, Stiftung Mercator
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09.04.2015

Ecosystem services, agriculture and neonicotinoids

EASAC report on the role of neonicotinoids (neuro-active insecticides) on ecosystem services, such as pollination and natural pest control, as well as on biodiversity.
Publisher: EASAC
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16.03.2015

Working with Big Ideas of Science Education

This IAP publication addresses concerns that the science curriculum in many countries is overloaded, frequently accompanied by assessment emphasising memorising facts, and a deterrent to an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning.
Publisher: Science Education Programme (SEP) of IAP
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13.11.2014

Shale gas extraction

EASAC statement addressing three specific concerns from the public debate on the exploitation of Europe's shale gas potential.

The statement warns not to treat shale gas fracking as a miraculous solution to Europe's energy security or reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Publisher: EASAC
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01.10.2014

Antimicrobial drug discovery

EASAC statement on the opportunities and challenges of tackling infectious diseases to re-examine the current situation, to consider how to search for new directions for antimicrobial innovation and to remove impediments in translating research advances to drug development.
Publisher: EASAC
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10.09.2014

European space exploration

Publication on the major potential benefits of space science for research, explores the economic, political and social arguments for choosing automated or human missions, and recommendations for the adoption of an overall strategy to ensure opportunities are not lost.
Publisher: EASAC
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10.03.2014

Risks to plant health

EASAC publication on plant health and diseases, containing evidence-based recommendations for promoting plant health.

Representatives of the Council, Prof. Jari Valkonen (Uni Helsinki) and Prof. Eva-Mari Aro (Uni Turku) were involved in preparing the report.
Publisher: EASAC
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