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Baltic Sea Award goes to Ol­likainen

Published : 10 Sep 2020, 01:28

Updated : 10 Sep 2020, 01:33

  DF Report

Professor emeritus Markku Ollikainen. Press Release Photo by University of Helsinki

Professor emeritus Markku Ollikainen from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki has won the Baltic Sea award, said a press release of the University of Helsinki.

The Baltic Sea Fund Supervisory Board gave the award for his contribution on cost-effective protection measures for the Baltic Sea and for his commitment to Finnish climate policy.

Ollikainen, as chair of the Finnish Climate Panel, has been very active in raising the climate issue in Finnish politics.

As a professor of environmental economics, Ollikainen has emphasized cost-effectiveness when defining on protection measures, as an example gypsum treatmet of arable land to reduce the phosphorus load from agriculture.

He is also chair of the Baltic Sea Panel, founded by the cities of Helsinki and Turku, as one of the measures within the Baltic Sea Challenge. Ollikainen is an active voice in the public debate on Baltic Sea and climate issues.

He received the prize money of 15,000 euros.