Ten municipalities to become forerunners of the circular economy

Press release, November 20, 2017, SYKE
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.  More

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Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen elected Vice President of the Bureau of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)

Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen was elected Vice President of the Bureau of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA). The Bureau, composed of ten Ministers of the Environment, is responsible in particular for matters of high policy relevance, including the themes addressed by the Environment Assembly.
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Helsinki builds steps towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

A high-level international panel of scientific experts will convene in Helsinki on 12 and 13 December. It will prepare assessments based on research data and draw up recommendations to achieve the goals of the UN's 2030 Agenda. In 2019, the panel will publish a global progress report that will support decision-makers in the promotion of sustainable development and reduction of poverty.

The state of the environment in Finland 2017

Picture Marianna Korpi/SYKE

The state of the environment in Finland 2017 - the fourth info package is looking at the curbing black carbon emissions.


Policy Brief Urban nature

Promoting health through interaction with nature in urban areas

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. Read more