The NPP project Northern ToSIA carried the slogan Northern Forests Leading the Way to Sustainability and was successfully completed in 2011. It targeted regional and local stakeholders: researchers and representatives of national, regional and local authorities, as well as forest industry- and Sámi representatives and other forest users. The project demonstrated new ways to assess the sustainability of forest based activities in Northern Europe. Some of its key outcomes are:
several new regional case studies which were developed in a participatory process involving regional decision makers
a set of ToSIA dissemination materials for different target groups for scientists to the general public
Improvements to the Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment – launched as ToSIA 2.0.
The case studies in Finland (North Karelia), Sweden (Malå Sami Village), Norway (Indre Helgeland) and Scotland (Cairngorms National Park) demonstrated how ToSIA applications can help decision-makers balance the demands from policies on different aspects of forestry, for example timber production, as well as from wildlife management and recreation.