KAUTE talks x Aalto University: Building a zero-carbon society

Aalto-yliopisto ja KAUTE-säätiö kutsuvat sinut virtuaaliseen tilaisuuteen keskiviikkona 7.4. klo 9–10.30. Tapahtumaa isännöi professori Matti Liski. Tervetuloa inspiroitumaan! Tapahtuma on englanninkielinen.
KAUTE Talks x Aalto University: Sustainable reconstruction

KAUTE talks x Aalto University is a new webinar series bringing together representatives from the industry and academia, to discuss and learn about world-shaping phenomena of our time through focused and thought-provoking presentations. This event is produced in cooperation with KAUTE Foundation.

Covid-19 has put society ahead of the new. At the same time, major changing trends such as climate change, digitalisation and global polarization continue to shape operating environments for the research communities, businesses and society, creating both threats and opportunities. There has been talk of reconstruction, and this is also reflected in allocation of recovery assets on a high level.

The EU’s Green Deal seeks to focus stimulus funds on sustainable development, positive climate impact and the promotion of digitalisation. Its ambitious target – carbon neutrality by 2050 – has wide-ranging ramifications in the society, with facts poorly understood and mechanisms yet to be discovered. Reaching those goals will require fundamental changes to things like our traffic systems, energy production and housing policies.

The steep rise in inequality is a fundamental challenge for economic policies, including those on climate change. France’s “yellow vest” protests are a fresh illustration of why not only setting a price for carbon, but also the distribution of costs, matters for outcomes. What are the technological and institutional solutions that will allow us to reach the target at a reasonable cost in transportation and in the energy sector? In housing, how do we rebuild the capital stock to meet the carbon neutrality targets?

The recordings of the webinar series (opens in a new tab):

KAUTE talks x Aalto University: Building a zero-carbon society

Kaute talks x Aalto University: Diversity and inclusion in organisations. Read the blog text where Rebecca, Kristina, and Sami reply to all the brilliant chat questions they received, but didn’t have time to answer during the webcast (opens in a new tab, kaute.fi).

Kaute talks x Aalto University — Data-driven future

  • Matti Liski, Professor, Aalto University
  • Miika Johansson, Business Unit Lead, Renewable Energy, St1 Nordic Oy
  • Matti Rautkivi, Director, New business, Wärtsilä Energy

The webinar series is part of the official program of the Year of Research-Based Knowledge 2021, which is a joint initiative organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Academy of Finland and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. Its aim is to make research-based knowledge even more visible and accessible, and to intensify the collaboration between organisations working with research-based knowledge.

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