Future Solutions Lab
|OIKOSLab Future Solutions i Sverige AB
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 478 000
|December 2014 - December 2015
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The project has developed the FSL concept further. We have attracted initial interest from the various involved agencies responsible for the Sustainable Development in the area of circular value chains for water, nutria and energy. The new systems solutions from OIKOSLab has attracted interest in developing countries as well a the home market. However, the involved agencies at national regional and local levels have had problems in understanding the ´new´ methods and tools in handling the complexity using the FSL concept for scenario planning for decision making.
Results and expected effects
We conclude that FSL is needed in order to handle the challenges in the Sustainable National Adaptation work following the Paris agreement. The sustainability goals needs to connected to strategies and planning for implementation, given resources allocated for this work. In Sweden we have organized this work within the government structures that normally cannot can handle change or implementation of new solutions. We will continue pursuing the push for using the FSL methods and tools both in Sweden and internationally.
Approach and implementation
We have used individual contacts from the core partners contacted the various agencies at national, regional and local levels. IF we cannot attract the policy/political levels in Sweden this will be hard get FSL used other than a ´dummy´ tool. However the investment fund concept - economic model as well as the small-scale systems for handling water, nutria and bio-energy, has proven to be of interest in Developing countries. The existing initiatives from the UN green Fund and USAID and German/GIZ led initiatives are however not based on the sustainable goals and uses traditional systems.