Seminar: Integrated governance of natural resources - law, policy and practices
Ilomantsi, 7th and 8th of June, 2016
The main aim of the seminar is to bring together academic scholars to discuss integrated approaches to the governance of natural resources and to analyze the means for integrating competing uses of natural resources based on the recent research. The seminar focuses on the research that engages, in particular, with mining and forestry. It addresses the question of how to integrate mining and forestry sustainably with other land use interests and what type of tools, such as land-use planning, impact assessments or mediations, could be useful to that end. Reducing conflicts in the mining and forestry sectors through environmentally and socially responsible management practices belongs also to the key themes of the seminar. Furthermore, the event is open for the papers teasing out the theories and concepts, such as social license to operate (SLO), related to sustainable use of natural resources.
Researchers and doctoral students are invited to propose presentations for the seminar. Furthermore, the organizers encourage PhD students to present a paper. Papers up to 20 pages will be commented in the seminar by the key note speakers.
The seminar is organized by Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (LYY), University of Eastern Finland, in cooperation with research projects TERLA and WAPEAT funded by the Academy of Finland. The UEF Doctoral Programmes Social and Cultural Encounters and Time, Space and Environment in Society support the organization of the event.
The venue of the seminar: Mustikkamäki, Maukkula, Ilomantsi (http://www.maukkulanmustikkamaki.fi/)
Tue, 7th of June, at 10-18
8.15 Departure in Joensuu (front of the university building Aurora II)
9:30 Coffee at Mustikkamäki, Ilomantsi
10:00 Opening: Senior lecturer Ismo Pölönen, UEF
10:15-12:15 Key note speakers and discussion
Prof. Kevin Hanna, University of British Columbia: Data as a response to Conflict: A Framework for Cumulative Effects Assessment in British Columbia
Kaisa Raitio (Associate professor in environmental communication, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU) & Rasmus Kløcker Larsen (Research fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute): Flipping the perspective on cumulative impact assessment: Sámi reindeer herding community invites public authorities to reflect on their permitting practices
13:15-15:00 Seminar presentations
Jukka Similä (Prof. of Natural Resource Law, Univ. of Lapland) & Niko Soininen (Lecturer, UEF): Adaptive law in natural resources governance
Irmeli Mustalahti (Academy Research Fellow, UEF): Responsive Bioeconomy: Interaction of states, local actors and private sector
Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö (Post doc. researcher, University of Tampere): Governance of natural resources in the context of uneven power relations
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Seminar presentations
Antti Belinskij (Post doc. researcher, UEF): Reconciliation of EU water management objectives and environmental permitting
Dawid Bunikowski (Lecturer, UEF): Justice of natural resources management in Lapland: being caught in the middle between nation state and indigenous self-determination
Meri-Katriina Pyhäranta (PhD candidate, UEF): Social licence to operate in shale gas production
16.30-19.00: Accomodating, possibility for a walk in the forest
20:30- Social event & option for sauna
Wed 8th of June, at 9-15
8:00-9:00 Breakfast at Mustikkamäki
9:15-10:45 Key note speakers and discussion
Juha Kotilainen (Professor of Mining Policy and Politics, UEF): European Union minerals policy under construction: Implications for land use planning
Christina Allard (Assoc. Prof. in Law, Luleå University of Technology/UiT The Arctic University of Norway): The Law Related to Mining in Sweden/Norway: What about Sami Customary Rights?
10:45 coffee break
11:15 Seminar presentations
Ismo Pölönen, Senior lecturer, UEF: Integrating mining with other interests through master planning – Case of Kuusamo
Anna-Liisa Tanskanen, PhD Candidate: Governing grasslands in Europe
13:15 Seminar presentations
Tapio Litmanen (Academy Research Fellow, Univ. of Jyväskylä): Refining the preconditions of a social licence to operate (SLO): reflections on citizens’ attitudes towards mining in two Finnish regions
Anna Petrétei (PhD candidate, Univ. of Lapland): Introduction to a research project about best practices on mining standards
Eerika Albrecht (PhD candidate, UEF): Effectiveness of ecosystem services arguments for the conservation of Viurusuo
Berryl Claire Asiago (PhD candidate, UEF): Transplant of legal requirements in the oil and gas sector: Development of local content requirements as a case study.
15:15 Take-home points and closing: Prof. Rauno Sairinen
15:30 Departure towards Joensuu
16:30 Arrival in Joensuu
Please, send your abstract (max 500 words) to Kimmo.Huttunen@uef.fi until 3th June.
The seminar (includes breakfast, lunches, dinner, coffees and accommodation) is free of charge; However, participants are responsible for their accommodation costs and travelling to Joensuu.
Ismo Pölönen (Ismo.Polonen@uef.fi), tel. + 40 594 6024