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Curriculum vitae


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
MSc, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1984


Socio-cognitive aspects of sustainability assessment and strategy, with empirical applications in participation and expertise in environmental and technology policies relating to energy, forest, water and the Arctic


Professor of environmental policy, University of Helsinki, joint position with Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry *** Editor, Ecological Economics (Elsevier) *** Consulting Editor, Global Challenges (Wiley) *** Associate Editor, Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences (Taylor & Francis) *** Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Learning and Change (Inderscience) *** Expert Counsellor on the Environment, Supreme Administrative Court of Finland *** Chair of Advisory Board, Finnish Environment Institute *** Member of Panel of Experts, Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development *** Member of Board of Trustees, WWF Finland


Sustainability Networks: Cognitive Tools for Expert Collaboration in Social-Ecological Systems (Routledge, London, 2008) *** Institutions in Environmental Management: Constructing Mental Models and Sustainability (Routledge, London, 1999) *** Promoting Interdisciplinary Research: The Case of the Academy of Finland (Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 2005) *** Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe: Linking Practical and Scientific Knowledge in Social-Ecological Systems (Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2006) *** Over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles or book chapters


Finnish Foundations’ Professor Pool sabbatical year research fellowship, 2014 *** Member of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, since 2012 *** Academy of Finland senior fellow and visiting scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006 *** World Futures Studies Federation XIII World Conference Editorial Committee's Special Mention, 1993 *** Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1990-1991 *** American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Environmental Science and Engineering fellow, Washington DC, 1990 *** Harold D. Lasswell award for the best article in Policy Sciences, 1990


Professor of environmental protection (esp. environmental strategies and technology assessment), Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1999-2008 *** Director and professor of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1996-1999 *** Associate professor of environmental management, Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, 1993-1996 *** Member of the Council of the University of the Arctic, 1998-2001

External positions

Expert Counsellor on the Environment for the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland

1 Aug 2000 → …


  • 519 Social and economic geography
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Governance
  • Sustainability science
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Futures Studies
  • Arctic studies
  • Environmental social science
  • Science Policy
  • Science Communication
  • Sustainability transition
  • 6162 Cognitive science
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Environmental Psychology
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Forest Governance
  • industrial ecology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1983 2019

Sääntelyn voi tehdä myös houkuttelevasti

Hukkinen, J., 12 May 2019, In : Helsingin Sanomat. p. C10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Minkälaista arkea kohden olemme menossa?

Hukkinen, J. I., 18 Nov 2018, In : wiseproject.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Viheliäisten ongelmien aika

Hukkinen, J. I., 20 Dec 2018, In : Politiikasta.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Projects 2011 2011

Activities 1999 2019

Tiedekulman Hope for Globe: Ilmastovaalit

Janne Hukkinen (Speaker)
28 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

STN/WISE-seminaari: Miten Suomi varautuu viheliäisiin murroksiin?

Janne Hukkinen (Speaker)
16 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Vaikuta ilmaston puolesta! -tilaisuus Tiedekulmassa

Janne Hukkinen (Speaker)
28 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Hiilinielut ja -varastot yhteiskuntapoliittisena kysymyksenä

Janne Hukkinen (Speaker)
5 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

PechaKucha Night 2019 Helsinki Design Week

Janne Hukkinen (Speaker)
4 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk