Häyhä is a researcher within the Planetary Boundaries Research Lab, working with global sustainability issues. Her research interests include exploring challenges of human development and global environmental sustainability. Her current research focuses on developing approaches for operationalising the planetary boundaries framework at sub-global scales and for different sectors.
Recently, she worked in a project commissioned by the European Environment Agency and the Environment Knowledge Community to improve understanding of planetary boundaries and a safe operating space at the European Union level.
In collaboration with Ellen MacArthur Foundation, she studies how circular economy can help deal with global environmental issues, with a particular focus on textile industry.
Her other research activities, together with PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, investigates global energy pathways in the context of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The project assesses quantitatively the role of the energy sector in a broad set of global environmental change and human development issues.
Häyhä holds a PhD in Environment, Resources, and Sustainable Development from Parthenope University of Naples, Italy. She has a background in environmental and ecological economics, environmental assessment, energy, and ecosystem services.
She is involved in a number of international networks, including Planetary Boundaries Research Network (PB.net), Future Earth Fellows, and IIASA Alumni Association.
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Research news | 2020-11-13
The clothing industry is dominated by a clutch of powerful companies, but interest groups around them are crucial in efforts to make it more sustainable
Research news | 2020-02-09
A new study harmonizes the water planetary boundary with local boundaries for the La Cienega wetlands in Colombia
Research news | 2019-07-25
Ten years after the original publication of the Planetary Boundaries concept, researchers makes an in-depth analysis of academic research and discussion generated by the concept
Research news | 2019-05-08
New study shows how 65% of land used to support European Union’s non-food bioeconomy is located outside the EU