Emma Terämä SYKE

Emma Terämä: European cities as solutions

The state of European Cities 2016  has just been published. Senior Research Scientist Emma Terämä from SYKE writes in her blog that in this excellent report the cities are seen as solutions rather than hotspots for challenges. Read more about Emma´s reactions and comments. Read more

How should forests be used and managed to support climate policy objectives?

A seminar "After Paris: burden-sharing and the role of forestry in climate change mitigation" was organized at SYKE during the European Climate Diplomacy week. Seminar sought to highlight whether the European Commission’s proposal on integrating forest sector into the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework is fit for purpose and the role of forests in mitigating climate change. Read more


Forest carbon sinks must be included in bioeconomy sustainability assessments


Forest carbon sinks reduce the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide content. The utilisation of wood and forests inevitably affects carbon sinks, which is an issue that must be considered when seeking cost-effective means for mitigating climate change. Increasing carbon sinks is important for achieving the goals of the Paris climate agreement. Policy Brief: Read more

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Management of water balance in mining areas – WaterSmart

The primary objective was to exploit online water quantity and water quality measurements to better serve water balance management. The second objective was to develop and test mathematical models to calculate the water balance in mining operations. The third objective was to determine how monitoring and modelling tools can be integrated into the management system and process control. Read more

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