The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) wants to promote the cleantech opportunities of municipalities


News, June 9, 2015


In Finland, the annual value of public procurements by municipalities is approximately EUR 16 billion. The way municipalities promote low-carbon solutions and cleantech business is very important to the market. The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has investigated how the HINKU municipalities aiming at carbon neutrality by 2030 are planning to allocate their investments during 2015–2017.  Read more

Finnish Sustainable Communities FISU - vitality from resource wisdom


News, June 9, 2015


No waste, no emissions, no overconsumption. Four Finnish cities, Jyväskylä, Lappeenranta, Turku and Forssa, have committed to working towards becoming carbon neutral and waste-free and curbing overconsumption by 2050. The cities will form a network to support each other, known as FISU (Finnish Sustainable Communities. Read more

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Towards better environmental regulation

Towards better environmental regulation

Streamlining and removing outdated and unnecessary regulation is important. However, improving regulation is more than mere deregulation; it should serve ambitious targets, emphasize researchers from SYKE in the newly published Policy Brief. Ideally, good regulation can create the preconditions for innovation. Identifying the functioning solutions and effective means require experiments and trials.

Policy Brief: Towards better environmental regulation

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Jari Liski
Practical solutions through cutting-edge research 2015-06-17
"I am Jari Liski, a research professor at the Finnish Environment Institute. I lead one of the research teams of the Natural Environment Centre. Our research focuses particularly on issues related to climate change, soil ecosystems – such as forests, fields and swamps – as well as bioenergy and climate impacts."
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Towards A Sustainable and Genuinely Green Economy. The value and social significance of ecosystem services in Finland (TEEB for Finland)

Publication SY 1 en 2015 cover.jpgThis report presents the results from the research project National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland (TEEB Finland). This pioneering project aimed to initiate a systematic national process for the integration of ecosystem services and related biodiversity (i.e. natural capital) into all levels of decision-making. Read more

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Earth Day marks 25th anniversary  -> PEER News April 2015