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  • Ten municipalities to become forerunners of the circular economy 2017-11-20
    Ten Finnish municipalities − Ii, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Porvoo, Riihimäki, Rovaniemi, Turku and Vantaa − have committed themselves to promoting the circular economy in an ambitious and concrete way.
  • Global cooler at risk – reducing black carbon emissions should be a priority 2017-11-06
    Over the coming weeks, climate change mitigation and the implementation of the Paris Agreement will be discussed in Bonn. In support of climate change mitigation, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has produced a synthesis of how black carbon particles, the major constituent of soot, contribute to Arctic warming, in particular, and how these emissions can be reduced.
  • Efficient nutrient recycling calls for a policy reform 2017-10-20
    According to a recent Finnish study, efficient utilisation of nutrients requires a policy reform. Normative guidance should better support the processing of organic side streams, such as manure, into recycled fertiliser products. Nutrient recycling is part of the EU’s circular economy goals.
  • Swan Ecolabel to promote circular economy 2017-09-21
    The Nordic Swan Ecolabel could be further developed with the aim of promoting a circular economy by setting criteria for recycled products and environmentally friendly sharing economy services. Requirements could also be set for products with respect to upgradability, multi-functionality, and modularity.
  • Realising the health benefits of nature through urban planning 2017-08-24
    The health and well-being impacts of contacts with nature are increasingly being discussed in relation to environmental policies in Finland and around Europe. Access to nature is important even in densely populated residential districts. Such benefits can best be realised through coherent planning. The latest policy brief published by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) lists important factors for planners to consider.
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Published 2013-06-04 at 15:40, updated 2015-07-23 at 13:30
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