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Global interest in health-promoting effects of nature – international conference in Helsinki in October

Finnish competence in identifying the health-promoting effects of nature has raised international interest. An indication of this is the international workshop on the relationship between biodiversity...

Closer Finnish-Japanese cooperation in environmental research

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and the National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan NIES have signed a cooperation document to promote joint projects between the two institutes. The a...

Smallholder forest producers in a changing climate

Smallholder forest producers are playing an important role in mitigating climate change, both through innovative practical action and political efforts via their producer organizations. New study show...

New publication out on nature-based integration

Nordic countries have real potential in becoming forerunners in nature-based integration. Nature-based solutions may have the potential of offering an efficient and cost-effective way for the successf...

Effects of different restoration methods on forestry-impacted streams

Forestry practices can cause excessive sedimentation in stream ecosystems. A challenge to stream management is therefore to identify the best restoration practices to mitigate the harmful impacts of f...

EU Interreg Central Baltic Programme funding to the SustainBaltic project

EU Interreg Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 is funding the implementation of the SustainBaltic project (ICZM Plans for Sustaining Coastal and Marine Human-ecological Networks in the Baltic Region) ...

Online survey opened on nature based integration

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE is collecting experiences and good practices in nature based integration in Nordic countries. One of the key characteristics across all Nordic societies is a lifesty...

IPCC group for data and scenario support meets at SYKE

A task group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) holds its 24th meeting at SYKE on July 2016.

Towards Cleaner Air – new report on transboundary air pollution

SYKE experts have taken part in compiling the new UNECE report on transboundary air pollution. Emissions have declined in Europe and North America, thanks to effective pollution measures. In Europe av...

A correspondence on invasive species was published in Nature

A correspondence on invasive species was just published in the high level scientific journal, Nature. In this Letter led by a senior scientist Maiju Lehtiniemi from SYKE’s Marine Research Centre the r...

SYKE introduced a report on sustainable forest management to ENVI Committee

The European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) delegation visited the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, where a new report on sustainable forest management wa...

Article by SYKE researchers selected Highly Commended Paper by network awards for excellence

The scientific article by Kirsi Mäkinen, Paula Kivimaa and Ville Helminen, “Path creation for urban mobility transitions - linking aspects of urban form to transport policy analysis” was published in ...

New online tool to standardise assessment of the status of European seas

A new tool for the assessment of the state of the sea (NEAT) has been developed in a large joint European research project DEVOTES, which aims to develop indicators and assessment methods for marine b...

The Finnish waste management system and the EU-target: 70% target was not reached

Foto: Pentti Hokkanen, Flaming Star Oy The Finnish waste management system and the EU-target: 70% target was not reached The EU Waste Framework Directive aims to recycle or recover...

The water area clouded by the dredging for the Port of Bronka does not extend to Finnish territorial waters

Satellite images show that the dredging for the Port of Bronka located near St. Petersburg just inside a flood dam has caused increased turbidity in a wide area at the eastern end of the Gulf of Finl...

Article on valuing biodiversity in environmental management - the most downloaded in the Ecological Indicators journal

Researchers from the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the University of Helsinki have together released an article on valuing biodiversity in environmental management. Titled ‘How to value bi...

The endangered white-backed woodpecker can thrive in commercial forests

UPM, WWF Finland, Finnish Environment Institute and Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland have carried through a joint project to promote the living conditions of the endangered white-backed woodpec...

Let emission-free power go around – bring solar power home!

The idea promoter ‘Yllätetään yhteiskunta’ (‘Let’s surprise society’) wants good practices to go around in Finland. The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the HINKU municipalities aiming at carb...

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

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 aimin...

Finnish Sustainable Communities FISU - vitality from resource wisdom

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 overcon...


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