Circular economy in key sectors

How we implement the circular economy programme

Various stakeholders and sectors in society must adjust their operating methods and create innovations to make the circular economy a reality. In particular, the construction and real estate sector has significant potential in this regard, because it is one of the largest consumers of natural resources.

Municipal and regional administrations are key players in the circular economy. They have considerable potential to promote services and solutions e.g. in urban planning and procurement that support the circular economy. Municipalities and regions have helped to create cooperation between operator networks and ecosystems that support the circular economy and have collaborated to develop new solutions in actual operating environments.

What we do and where we are now:

1.  We will conclude an agreement on a low-carbon circular economy.

2.  We will establish a national talent network to support the work of corporate, municipal, and regional ecosystems in promoting a circular society. 

3. We will increase awareness and skills related to the circular economy in the real estate and construction sectors.

  • We will implement the Circular Economy in Construction Growth Path together with Kasvu Open. This programme is targeted to companies working on the circular economy. The aim is to offer support for the growth and development of construction sector companies that apply sustainable development in their operations. The programme is implemented from April to October 2022. Responsible organisation: Ministry of the Environment.
  • Awareness of the circular economy in real estate and construction sectors is promoted as part of the low-carbon circular economy agreement.

4. We will develop the land use planning principles and the guidance of construction and the use of premises to support the circular economy.

  • This measure is still in the early planning stage. Responsible organisation: Ministry of the Environment.