Sufficiency solutions for a resilient, green, and just Finland (SISU)

SISU seeks to harness the untapped potential of sufficiency solutions. The main aim is to ensure that the green transition and basic welfare state promises can be realized even in conditions where the economy does not grow.

Specific elements of the project include:

  • The development of a new ecological macro-economic model to simulate resilient green transition and sufficiency scenarios.
  • Examining the attitudes to the future of vulnerable groups using register data and interviews. 
  • Identifying ways to maintain citizens’ trust in societal institutions during a green transition with comparative analysis and Delphi workshops. 
  • Understanding prevailing and co-creating new anticipatory beliefs to drive sufficiency through novel Heritage Futures Workshops.
  • Engaging key societal stakeholders in Finland in a discussion of sufficiency solutions through transition arenas.
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SISU is part of the 2023-2029 JUST TRANSITION program funded by the Strategic Research Council of Finland. 

The SISU consortium consists of research teams from the University of Eastern Finland, Demos Helsinki, LUT University, University of Turku and XAMK (South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences). The consortium is led by professor Arto O. Salonen from the University of Eastern Finland.