In Finland, food accounts for a fifth of consumers’ environmental impacts and potential climate change impacts food production, industry, self-sufficiency and security. There are currently a variety of risks and bottlenecks – as well as particular strengths – in the food system. To address these grand challenges, the Finnish government has set a target to further develop a circular model for the Finnish economy, such that it will be a global leader by 2025. Ministries are making a concerted effort to understand, adapt and innovate the current food system to a more sustainable – and circular economy – model. In this project for DfG’17, we will contribute by working concretely with a regional case, identifying obstacles, opportunities and innovations, using research and design to propose fresh ideas and scenarios relevant to policy-makers.
The Finnish centenary “Suomi 100” is a moment to reflect on our history of food production (which were more circular than today) and to develop paths in which all of Finnish society pull together (the centenary theme ‘Togetherness’) toward a more sustainable future.
Read more about the process in the blogs!
This project was showcased during the 2017 Final Show.
Regional Circular Food in Public Procurement
project by Andrea Cuesta, Helén Marton, Anna-Mia Myllykangas, Ellinoora Rustholkarhu and Lindsay Simmonds
project by Elisabeth Fried, Tilda Jyräsalo, Anna Kokki, Nurgul Nsanbayeva (team contact) and Tito F. Williams II