Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Pappila, Minna
Organisation University of Turku
Project title
Confronting sustainability: governing forests and fisheries in the Arctic
Decision No. 333231
Decision date 28.05.2020
Funding period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Funding 230 080
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Project description
Climate change, biodiversity and local communities’ well-being are among the crucial sustainability targets of global policy. A growing number of private and civil society actors have developed non-state voluntary instruments as a means to achieve sustainable development. This has raised questions about whose interests and priorities are served, under what contexts, and with what consequences for society and environment. The overall aim of the project is to evaluate the contribution of PEFC, FSC and MSC certification schemes to biodiversity conservation, climate change, and well-being of local and indigenous communities in Finnish and Russian Arctic. To fulfill the aim, the researchers of this project will interview stakeholders in Finland and Russia and scrutinize the rule-making process of the schemes, analyze how the schemes correspond to national law and evaluate how standards of PEFC, FSC and MSC certification schemes contribute to combating climate change and biodiversity loss.