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26 January 2006

Results of the Research Programme on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Published as Web Book

Results of the Research Programme on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Published as Web Book

Key results of projects involved in the Academy of Finland research programme on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources (SUNARE) have been published as an electronic synthesis book on the Internet. The book Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources From Principles to Practices, generated by the programme, is available via Internet.

The aim of the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Programme was to produce research data for the support of decision-making concerning the sustainable use of natural resources as well as to promote transfer of research data to end-users and to foster multidisciplinary research in the field. The programme was carried out in 20012004 and was funded by the Academy of Finland, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the National Technology Agency Tekes.

The projects within the SUNARE programme studied the sustainable use of natural resources from the point of view of several different disciplines. The research themes covered the planning and decision-making of the use of natural resources, research into the sustainable use of genetic resources, analysis of the use of renewable resources and research into social practices and conflict management. A number of the programme projects were also concerned with healthy and clean environment technologies, production processes and development of innovative products.

The articles in the synthesis book outline among other things the concepts and dimensions of the sustainable use of natural resources and discuss decision-making and management related to it. The book also includes research results of several studies that developed new production technologies and products.

For more information, please contact:

Programme Manager Tuula Aarnio
Academy of Finland
tel. +358 9 774 88325,

On the synthesis book: Academy Research Fellow Pekka Nygren
tel. +358 9 191 58 145

Academy of Finland Communications
Communications Specialist Riitta Tirronen
tel. +358 9 7748 8369, +358 40 828 1724

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