MEP Candidate Panel: Making use of sustainability science in EU

9.5.2019 18:45—20:30

In anticipation of the elections for the European Parliament (May 26th, 2019) and of the Finnish chairmanship of the European Union starting in summer 2019, the Sustainability Science Days will address the questions of science-based decision making and the practical uses of insights from sustainability science in consumption and production especially in the European contexts.

In this panel discussion, candidates for the European Parliament´s elections will be challenged by Aalto and UH students with burning urgency to see change happening. How is scientific knowledge taken into use within political spheres? How can we facilitate the dialogue between different sectors of the society? Considering the poor performance of European countries in regard to SDG # 12, how will the next EP speed up the transition towards more sustainable patterns of consumption?

Participants of the MEP panel:
Sirpa Pietikäinen, EPP
Heidi Hautala, Greens-EFA
Mia Haglund, GUE/NGL
Nils Torvalds, ALDE
Mikkel Näkkäläjärvi, PES
Arto Luukkanen, ECR

The event will be streamed: https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/ajankohtaista/unitube

Language of the event will be English.

Accessibility: All Think Corner facilities are fully accessible.

Organisers: HELSUS, Aalto Sustainability Hub, Aalto University, University of Helsinki, AYY and HYY