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The Finnish waste management system and the EU-target: 70% target was not reached

The EU Waste Framework Directive aims to recycle or recover materially 70% of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste by 2020. This study evaluated the performance of the Finnish waste management system against this target. The results showed that the system generates environmental benefits and is profitable, but has not reached the 70% target. The researchers suggest ways the target could be met and recommend region-specific recycling objectives in the EU. Read more

Transitions to a Green Economy require political will and far-reaching transformations in society and economy

Transitions to a green economy are never purely based on win-win solutions, but require taking into account potential trade-offs among multiple goals, across sectors and international leakage. So a broad political will and the inclusion of a broad set of different actors from society and economy are essential, conclude the researchers from five institutes of the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER) in a new report on implementing the green economy in a European context.


Paris and beyond: Essential recommendations

The policy brief focuses on the options to enhance climate change mitigation in the UNFCCC framework in the post 2020 era. Policy Brief: Read more

Towards better environmental regulation

Streamlining and removing outdated and unnecessary regulation is important. However, improving regulation is more than mere deregulation; it should serve ambitious targets, emphasize researchers from SYKE. Policy Brief: Read more

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Outi Setälä/SYKE
Marine researcher of all trades 2015-10-22
"My name is Outi Setälä and I work as a marine researcher at SYKE. I'm interested in how harmful planktonic algae and algal toxins in the food web affect the marine ecosystem. I also research littering of the Baltic Sea and effects of micro plastics on marine biotic communities."
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Towards A Sustainable and Genuinely Green Economy. The value and social significance of ecosystem services in Finland (TEEB for Finland)

Publication SY 1 en 2015 cover.jpgThis report presents the results from the research project National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland (TEEB Finland). This pioneering project aimed to initiate a systematic national process for the integration of ecosystem services and related biodiversity (i.e. natural capital) into all levels of decision-making. Read more

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