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  • Two new nature conservation areas to Russia near the Finnish border 2018-01-15
    At the end of the Year of the Environment 2017 Russia decided to establish a new National Park in the Lake Ladoga archipelago and a new Nature Park on the islands of the Eastern Gulf of Finland and the surrounding waters. Both of these conservation areas have a counterpart on the Finnish side of the border.
  • Local authorities offered possibility to take part in extensive joint procurement of electric and natural gas-powered cars 2017-12-19
    Local authorities have the possibility to join Finland's largest joint procurement of cars powered by electricity and natural gas. The goal of the joint procurement by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy is to promote an increase proportion of greener cars on Finnish roads by significantly increasing the number of cars powered by electricity and natural gas.
  • Helsinki builds steps towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals 2017-12-08
    A high-level international panel of scientific experts will convene in Helsinki on 12 and 13 December. It will prepare assessments based on research data and draw up recommendations to achieve the goals of the UN's 2030 Agenda. In 2019, the panel will publish a global progress report that will support decision-makers in the promotion of sustainable development and reduction of poverty.
  • Ten municipalities to become forerunners of the circular economy 2017-11-20
    Ten Finnish municipalities − Ii, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Porvoo, Riihimäki, Rovaniemi, Turku and Vantaa − have committed themselves to promoting the circular economy in an ambitious and concrete way.
  • Global cooler at risk – reducing black carbon emissions should be a priority 2017-11-06
    Over the coming weeks, climate change mitigation and the implementation of the Paris Agreement will be discussed in Bonn. In support of climate change mitigation, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has produced a synthesis of how black carbon particles, the major constituent of soot, contribute to Arctic warming, in particular, and how these emissions can be reduced.
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Published 2013-06-04 at 15:40, updated 2015-07-23 at 13:30
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