Application process for the Vilho, Yrjö and Kalle Väisälä Fund will be open from August 13 to September 24.
EASAC has released a commentary to re-emphasise its original points on the policy report "Multi-functionality and Sustainability in the European Union’s Forests". The EU’s renewable energy ambitions: Bioenergy from forests is not always carbon neutral - and may even increase the EU’s carbon emissions.
Lecture given by Professor Claire Voisin, followed by discussion. The seminar will be organised in Helsinki at the Europe Hall on Monday 27 August at 15:30.
Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) has awarded their 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Professor Atte Moilanen. He has been a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters since 2017.
Academician Eva-Mari Aro was awarded the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters Academy Award 2018. Academician Aro, molecular biologist and professor at the University of Turku, is one of the world’s leading experts on photosynthesis.
Symposium "Culture in Political Context – Theorizing Engagements in Contemporary Societies", 31 May - 1 June 2018
Prof. Laurent Thévenot, French sociologist and economist, Director of Studies at EHESS, will be present at symposium organised at the University of Tampere 31 May - 1 June.
At the January meeting of the Young Academy Finland (YAF) Club presentations were given by mathematician Ville Salo and social historian Pirita Frigren. Videos can now be seen online!
The seminar will highlight the importance of chemistry as science in solving some of the acute big challenges in the society. The event is open to the public free of charge, registration required by April 13, 2018. Welcome!
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters is participating in a seed funding program to initiate and strengthen bilateral cooperation in science, innovation and higher education in fields of excellence in Finland and France. Call for proposals is now open! Deadline is 8 March 2018.
Negative emission technologies will not compensate for inadequate climate change mitigation efforts, say European science academies
A new report confirms that negative emission technologies (NETs) offer only “limited realistic potential” to remove large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and not at the scale envisaged in some climate scenarios.