SuomiResearch in this focus area analyses the effects of social, cultural, technological and demographic transformations as well as consequent tensions and conflicts. The transformations are examined from the viewpoint of ecological, economic, social and cultural sustainability. Central research themes include consumption and lifestyles, the prospects for an eco-social society, the conditions for cultural participation, new work and economy, sustainable livelihoods, adapting to environmental risks, and the social impacts of new technology.