Paikallisten ilmastokokeilujen arvioimisen haasteet:

Oppiminen kahdessa vähähiilisessä kokeilussa

  • Eva Heiskanen
  • Kaisa Matschoss


The government of the Prime Minister Sipilä aims to make Finland an experiment-friendly society. One
of the areas where expectations toward experiments are high is climate change mitigation in the built
environment. Municipalities are increasingly taking the initiative in leading on climate action (e.g. renewable
energy, sustainable urban infrastructures), whereas the government, ministries and technology proponents
are increasingly conceiving of such initiatives as experiments. However, there is still limited understanding
of exactly what such experiments aim to achieve: what they are testing and how success or failure in such
experiments is evaluated locally and nationally.
We consider two forms of learning from experiments: technocratic and inspirational. We investigate how
participants interpret local climate policy experiments: what the experiments are testing, and what kind of
learning occurs in local sustainability experiments. We study how learning is aggregated across sites as well
as how sustainability experiments might be evaluated and what problems are likely to be encountered in
such evaluations. We do so on the basis of in-depth interviews with participants, local offi cials, politicians
and national policy makers. On the basis of this, we consider how the different types of learning could be
balanced, and how evaluation of local sustainability experiments could be improved.

helmi 3, 2017
HEISKANEN, Eva; MATSCHOSS, Kaisa. Paikallisten ilmastokokeilujen arvioimisen haasteet:. Alue ja Ympäristö, [S.l.], v. 45, n. 2, p. 45-58, helmi. 2017. ISSN 2242-3451. Saatavilla: <>. Lainattu: 26 touko. 2017.