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Global cooler at risk – reducing black carbon emissions should be a priority

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 (SY...

2017-11-06
HINKU municipalities reduce climate emissions by nearly a third in eight years

Emissions from municipalities in the Carbon Neutral Municipalities (HINKU) network declined by an average 29 percent in 2007 - 2015. The greatest decreases in emissions were in the municipality of Ii ...

2017-03-29
Weather and climate risks should be managed efficiently

Maintaining security and the central functions vital to society requires active preparation for extreme weather conditions. Preparation should take into account that climate change may change extreme ...

2016-12-02
New mapping tool shows where the elderly may be vulnerable to climate change

In order to illustrate changes in the risks of climate change for the elderly in different parts of Finland, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has developed an interactive vulnerability mapping...

2016-12-01
Joint procurement of solar power plants to cover 34 municipalities – Tampere Hall to receive its own solar panels

34 municipalities intend to take part in the joint procurement of solar power plants organised by the Finnish Environment Institute and KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy. Of the largest cities, Helsinki, Tampere, ...

2016-07-01
The climate challenge requires significant new innovations for Finnish wood use

An international agreement was made in Paris to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. However, a recent study shows that the current Finnish wood bioeconomy fails to m...

2016-04-27
Investigating long-range transported contaminants in Finnish Lapland

There is little information available on the presence and concentration of contaminants commonly used in consumer goods in the living environment. The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the Nationa...

2016-02-23
New mapping tool shows how cross-country skiing in Finland is vulnerable to climate change

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) have released a new interactive mapping tool about climate change effects on cross-country skiing in Climate...

2016-02-18
New methods improve the quality of environmental impact assessments

New methods make it easier to recognise and systematically assess the most significant environmental impacts of various projects, and to illustrate the results. They also improve the participation pos...

2016-01-14
Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated

© Vesa Kuusava Environmental impacts of land use have been widely assessed in recent years. In particular, carbon footprints of food and bioenergy production have been studied. Envir...

2015-08-10
Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region

The climate change has already altered the characteristics of the Baltic Sea region, reveals a recent international study. In the continuation the global warming will increasingly affect e.g. ice cove...

2015-05-22
Extreme weather events raise awareness of adaptation needs

Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events a...

2014-10-14
Emissions by carbon-neutral municipalities down by almost 20 per cent in six years

Sixteen municipalities involved in the Towards Carbon-Neutral Municipalities (Canemu, HINKU in Finnish) project reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 19% between 2007 and 2012. The g...

2014-05-14
Latest IPCC report: Climate change poses risks to the well-being of nature and people – but there are ways of mitigating these risks

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has approved the second part of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), titled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, at the IPCC ...

2014-04-28
Bioenergy from sustainable forestry does not meet EU emission reduction criteria

Photo: Anna Repo The levels of forest residue bioenergy, considered to be sustainable from a forestry perspective, may provide considerable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in ...

2014-03-25
Environmental impacts of the financial crisis evident

The prolonged financial crisis that began in 2008 has evidently affected the environment in Finland, according to a report on the State of the Environment in Finland 2013 freshly published by SYKE. Th...

2014-02-05
The weaker responsiveness of poleward populations to temperatures could buffer them from climate warming?

The majority of Finnish moth species fly weeks earlier in warm vs. cool years, but thermal sensitivity varies among populations. In particular, the more poleward community of moths is less physiologic...

2013-09-30