Seminar on Thursday 25.6.2015 at 8.30-11.30
Ministry of the Environment, Aleksanterinkatu 7, Helsinki.
Seminar room Pankkisali

The European environment — state and outlook 2015 (SOER 2015) provides a comprehensive assessment of the European environment’s state, trends and prospects. In many parts of Europe, the local environment is arguably in as good a state today as it has been since the start of industrialisation. Despite the environmental improvements of recent decades, the challenges that Europe faces today are considerable. How does Finland compare to other European countries? What are the challenges and opportunities for Finland? We tend to believe that Finland is among the leading countries of environmental management in Europe, but some of the indicators, as for example the share of recycled municipal waste, show otherwise. What should we do in order to improve by next SOER 2020, and to achieve the EU’s 2050 vision of living well within the limits of the planet?

Welcome to the seminar organized by the Ministry of the Environment, the Finnish Environment Institute, the Forum for Environmental Information and the Future Earth Finland where the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (EEA) Hans Bruyninckx presents the European Environment State and Outlook 2015 -report and the Research Director of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Per Mickwitz reflects the findings of the report from the Finnish point of view, after which we expect to have comments from ministries, decision-makers, industry and civil society organisations followed by a lively discussion

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