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Riina Antikainen in memoriam

  Riina Antikainen, Director of SYKE’s Strategic Programme for Sustainable Circular Economy has passed away on 21 April 2020. The sad news about the loss of our dear colleague on a b...

Finland showcased among the circular economy front runners in a new EEA report

The EEA report ‘Resource efficiency and the circular economy in Europe 2019 – even more from less’ was published on 1st of April 2020. Finland has plenty of excellent examples of policies, strategies ...

Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time

The consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions have not decreased between years 2005 and 2015 although the territorial emissions decreased substantially The majority of consumption-based emissions are...

Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed

The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report published on 4th of December 2019 states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency.

SYKE Policy Brief: Environmental drug load can be reduced

As the use of pharmaceuticals increases, increasing amounts of drug residues end up in sewage treatment plants. Environmental drug load can be reduced by introducing more advanced treatment method and...

Towards Cleaner Air – new report on transboundary air pollution

SYKE experts have taken part in compiling the new UNECE report on transboundary air pollution. Emissions have declined in Europe and North America, thanks to effective pollution measures. In Europe av...