Northern ToSIA
Assessing Sustainability of Forest-based Activities in Rural Areas of the Northern Periphery 2.8

Northern forests leading the way to sustainability.

The success of the Northern ToSIA project The NPP project Northern ToSIA carried the slogan Northern Forests Leading the Way to Sustainability and was successfully completed in 2011. It targeted regional and local stakeholders: researchers and representatives of national, regional and local authorities, as well as forest industry- and Sámi ... More...
Aim & Objectives:
Focus on stakeholders and participation In the case studies the focus was on participatory processes of involving regional stakeholders in joint discussions and meetings and on their questions (what-if-scenarios), building of value chains, choice of indicators, transparency and results of indicator values, and applicability of the tool as a decisi... More...
Expected Outcomes:
The project was expected to bring a new decision support tool (ToSIA - Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment) into use for assessing and enhancing the sustainability impacts of the forestry sector in the NPP area. The ToSIA tool has been developed in the EU RnD programme and this project focused on customizing ToSIA for stakeholder-focused, pra... More...
Reported Outcomes:
The four case studies in which ToSIA was applied in: 1) The Finnish case study aimed at analysing sustainability impacts of increased use of forest resources for bioenergy. Bioenergy supply chains were compared using sustainability indicators which were selected by regional stakeholders. A small scale district heating plant showed a higher em... More...
Priority: 2. Sustainable development of natural and community resources
Objective: i. Environment as an asset in the periphery
Theme: Natural resources (forestry, hunting, mining), raw materials, alternative use of natural resources

Total Budget: € 1 312 955
Total Funding Request: € 775 274

Start Date: 01/06/2008
End Date: 31/08/2011

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