2018

01.11.2018
Digitalisation opens new interfaces to water (in Finnish)

Voiko veden arvoa korvata jollakin aineettomalla? Voidaanko digitalisaation avulla saavuttaa entistä parempaa vesiluonnonvarojen käyttöä? Digitalisaatio luo jatkuvasti uusia mahdollisuuksia tehdä asioita toisin kuin ennen. Se antaa työkaluja resurssitehokkuuteen ja vastuulliseen luonnonvarojen käyttöön.

16.10.2018
Costs of climate change will distribute unevenly to Finns

Due to climate change, Finland is warming on a rate that is double compared to the world average. Climate change already affects all Finns and all sectors of the economy, but the cost of climate risks is not evenly distributed.

21.09.2018
On Zero Emissions Day, the globe can breathe

The aim of the Zero Emissions Day is to give the planet a day off from fossil fuel use and focus attention to harmful emissions. Today, the Climate Leadership Council member organizations are organizing climate action and campaigning with their customers, employees and other stakeholders and cooperating with schools for carbon neutrality.

17.08.2018
Sodankylän tulevaisuus – arvioitavana kaivostoiminnan vaikutukset aluetalouteen (in Finnish)

Gaia Consulting Oy arvioi AA Sakatti Mining Oy:n toimeksiannosta 2030-luvulla mahdollisesti toteutettavan kaivoshankkeen aluetaloudellisia vaikutuksia osana hankkeen ympäristövaikutusten arviointia (YVA). Gaian selvistystyössä havainnollistetaan Sakatin kaivoshankkeen toteuttamisen tai toteuttamatta jättämisen taloudellisia vaikutuksia Sodankylässä (kuntatalous, yritykset, palkansaajat) sekä muualla Lapissa ja Suomessa laajemmin.

13.07.2018
Textiles And Plastic Replacers From Wood – Collaboration And Research Will Create New Opportunities

Interest towards bioeconomy and bio-based materials has recently increased enormously due to the global discussion concerning problems caused by the use of plastics. A recent study by Business Finland and Gaia Consulting analysed the value chain and possible innovation development pathways of cellulose-based bioproducts and biocomposites replacing plastics. The bioplastic market, especially drop-in-biopolymers, is estimated to reach 3,4 billion euros in 2020.

03.07.2018
Cellulose-based fibers will open a new future for Finnish textile industry

A new Business Finland case study conducted by Gaia Consulting reveals that Finnish success stories of bio-based textiles rest on strong R&D support. However, the lack of mid-sized technology and solution providers as well as investment decisions for demonstration plants slow down the commercialization and scaling up of production.

17.04.2018
Empowering indigenous people in climate action key to enhancing Arctic resilience

Climate change is rapidly transforming Arctic environments, with the rate of warming close to double compared to that of planetary mean projections. Arctic communities and indigenous people overall, are the responsible custodians of some of the most diverse and vulnerable ecosystems on the planet – a skill that is getting increasingly scarce and precious.

03.04.2018
Gaia helps Red Cross improve the effectiveness of humanitarian aid by greening supply chains

While the primary objective of humanitarian work is to save lives and reduce human suffering, this doesn’t have to mean ignoring the environment and climate. Conversely, by paying attention to the environmental and climate impacts of humanitarian operations, effectiveness of the aid provided can be improved.

28.03.2018
Great potential for smart electricity solutions in emerging economies

Provision of safe and affordable electricity to over a billion people living without electricity is both expensive and hopeless effort without focus to smart solutions.

26.01.2018
Sustainable business models create value for gums and resins in Kenya and Somalia

A business model addressing global market needs and strengthening rural livelihoods can be built through responsible supply chains and processing of gums and resins in Kenya and Somalia.

11.01.2018
EIA is strategic tool for positive collaboration and economic development (in Finnish)

Teollinen investointi tai rakennushanke hyötyy monella tavoin yhteisön hyväksynnästä. Alue, jolla hanke toteutetaan, puolestaan hyötyy sinne sijoittuvista investoinneista ja työpaikoista. Puhutaan sosiaalisesta toimiluvasta, joka tuottaa kaikille osapuolille hyvinvointia ja rakentaa pysyvän yhteistyöverkoston.