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Hanna Salo


MSc (Geography)
Doctoral Researcher (University of Helsinki, Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences)

Email: firstname.h.lastname@syke.fi
Phone: +358 295251944

Finnish Environment Institute
Programme for Sustainable Circular Economy
Latokartanonkaari 11, 00790 Helsinki, Finland

Twitter: @HanHSalo


Research interests

  • Circular economy
  • Product policy
  • Sustainability transitions
  • Sustainable development policy and indicators
  • Survey and interview research


I am a researcher eager to find out how to tackle the complex sustainability challenges of our time. My research interests lie in decreasing the environmental impacts related to products, sustainable consumption and production as a part of sustainable development and promoting systemic change with the circular economy. In addition to the research activities, I have participated in the organisation of events, such as the PEF Conference and the European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy.

I currently work as a researcher in the Programme for Sustainable Circular Economy. I started as a trainee, university student at the Finnish Environment Institute in August 2017 working with environmental footprint and ecolabel. Nowadays, I hold a Master of Science in geography (2019, University of Turku).  



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    Salo, H., Berg, A., Korhonen-Kurki, K. & Lähteenoja, S. (2022). Small wins enhancing sustainability transformations: Sustainable development policy in Finland. Environmental Science & Policy 128, 242-255.

    Salo, H., Suikkanen, J. & Nissinen, A. (2020). Eco‐innovation motivations and ecodesign tool implementation in companies in the Nordic textile and information technology sectors. Business Strategy and the Environment 29: 6, 2654-2667.

    Kautto, P., Kalimo, H., Salo, H., ... & Jukka, A. (2021). The Circular Economy and product policy. Publications of the Government´s analysis, assessment and research activities 2021:47.

    Lyytimäki, J., Salo, H., Lepenies, R., Büttner, L. & Mustajoki, J. (2020). Risks of producing and using indicators of sustainable development goals. Sustainable Development. 

    Berg, A., Antikainen, R., Kauppi, S., Kautto, P., Myllymaa, T., Ruokamo, E., Salo, H. & Savolainen, H. (2019). A circular economy allows a significant reduction in the consumption of natural resources. SYKE Policy Brief 30.9.2019.

    Salo, H., Suikkanen, J. & Nissinen, A. (2019). Use of ecodesign tools and expectations for Product Environmental Footprint: Case study of Nordic textile and IT companies. Nordisk Ministerråd. TemaNord 2019:542. urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-5713.

    Salo, H., Suikkanen, J. & Nissinen, A. (2019). Nordic Swan Ecolabel and Organisation Environmental Footprint: Focus on the organisation environmental information used in the retail sector. Nordisk Ministerråd. TemaNord 2019:543. urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-5714.

    Nissinen, A., Suikkanen, J. & Salo, H. (2019). Product Environmental Information and Product Policies: How Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) changes the situation? Nordisk Ministerråd. TemaNord 2019:549. urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-5807.

    Salo, H. (2019). Implementing green innovations and ecodesign in companies: Differences among the Nordic textile and IT sectors. Department of Geography and Geology. University of Turku.

    Berg Annukka, Lähteenoja Satu, Ylönen Matti, Korhonen-Kurki Kaisa, Linko Tyyra, Lonkila Kirsi-Marja, Lyytimäki Jari, Salmivaara Anna, Salo Hanna, Schönach Paula, Suutarinen Ira (2019). PATH2030 - An Evaluation of Finland's Sustainable Development Policy. Publications of the Government ́s analysis, assessment and research activities 23/2019. Prime Minister's Office, Helsinki.


    Published 2019-07-04 at 13:54, updated 2021-12-10 at 14:45

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