Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and the Finnish Economy (SURE)

Length of project: 
8.2012 to 8.2016
Source of the funding: 
Academy of Finland
Committed funding: 
Description of project: 
The project evaluated opportunities for decoupling Finnish economic growth from the use of natural resources and environmental impacts. The analysis was conducted by the long run environmentally extended multi-sector simulation model ENVIMATscen. In the project the model was complemented by general models of material flows, land use and biodiversity, and by the specific sector models for mining and bioenergy.
Research consortium or cooperation partners: 
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)
Contact person: 
Research professor Ilmo Mäenpää (

Last updated: 20.12.2019