South Karelia's circular economy roadmap

Southern Carelia
Publication Date
December, 2018
Language for original content
Key Area
Salme Muurikka

The circular economy (CE) roadmap of the South Karelia region in Finland, along the Russian border, was drawn up at the end of 2018 in the framework of the CIRCWASTE project. The Finnish Environment Institute formed an expert network on CE, and began by identifying regional strengths and specific characteristics.

In South Karelia, stakeholders set the objectives of CE as:

  • Sustainable wellbeing, no emissions, no waste, or excessive consumption
  • More jobs and business activity in the field of environment
  • Strengthening of knowledge and training in environmental and circular economy issues.

Stakeholders at different levels are responsible for achieving specific targets, from the regional development council to municipalities, private companies, networks, universities, etc.