Janne Hukkinen


Research areas

  • 5142 Social policy - Environmental Policy, environmental sociology, Sustainability, Cognitive Linguistics, industrial ecology, science and technology studies, science studies, futures research
Further information on the affiliationProfessor of environmental policy, joint position with Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

Curriculum Vitae


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


Cognitive aspects of sustainability assessment and strategy, with empirical applications in participation and expertise in environmental and technology policy, long-term waste management and environmentally sound product concepts, water policy in arid areas, and environmental governance in northern regions


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 *** Chair of Advisory Board, Finnish Environment Institute *** Board Member, WWF Finland *** 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


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 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles or book chapters


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, 1990-91 *** 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, 1996-9 *** Associate professor of environmental management, Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, 1993-6 *** Member of the Council of the University of the Arctic, 1998-2001

Latest publications

  1. Kaivoksen vastuullista ylösajoa kannattaa harkita

    Hukkinen, J. I. 8 Jun 2016 In : Helsingin Sanomat. 8.6.2016, p. B30 1 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalE1 Popular article, newspaper article

  2. Nudging service providers and assessing service trade-offs to reduce the social inefficiencies of payments for ecosystem services schemes

    Matthies, B. D., Kalliokoski, T., Eyvindson, K., Honkela, N., Hukkinen, J. I., Kuusinen, N. J., Räisänen, P. & Valsta, L. T. Jan 2016 In : Environmental Science & Policy. 55, p. 228-237 10 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. A model of the temporal dynamics of knowledge brokerage in sustainable development

    Hukkinen, J. I. 2016 In : Evidence & Policy. 12, 3, p. 321-340 20 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Chair of the Board of Master’s Program in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability, University of Helsinki

    Janne Hukkinen (Chair), University of Helsinki, 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  2. Member of the Expert Committee of the Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation

    Janne Hukkinen (Expert member), Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation, 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2018

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role of body in private company/organisation

  3. Publication event of Paavo Järvensivu's book "Rajattomasti rahaa niukkuudessa"

    Janne Hukkinen (Speaker: Opponent/discussant), 4 Mar 2016

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Doctor of Philosophy, environmental engineering and policy

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