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By using the search tool on the right-hand column, you will find the ongoing projects and projects completed in 2012 - 2017, as well as other central projects that have been completed earlier.

The search results are listed according to the order of which website has been published last, with the newest website listed at the top.

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Targeted methods for increasing recycling – economic impacts and feasibility (KEIKKA 2)

The objective of this project is to evaluate the economic impacts and social profitability of the proposed steering methods for increasing the recycling rate of municipal solid waste (MSW). Also the f...

Utilization of Canadian waterweed - from nuisance to source of raw materials

In Koillismaa-region many lakes have been invaded by a harmful alien species Canadian waterweed (Elodea canadensis). The project aims to find new ways to utilize the biomass of waterweed and boost bus...

Baltic Sea Information on the Acustic Soundscape (BIAS)

BIAS will help the Member States to establish a collaborative approach for increasing the efficiency of the implementation of the MSFD descriptor 11.

Airborne Monitoring Tools for Arctic and Baltic Sea Environment (UAV-ARCTIC)

The goal of this project is to define suitable knowledge related to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and to integrate innovative sensor solutions to UAV’s to develop novel tools for environmental monito...

Environmental impact assessment of nearly zero energy building

The ministry of environment is responsible for the preparation of the nearly zero energy building (nZEB) legislation. During the preparation an impact assessment of the legislation is also done. In th...

Scenario calculations of buildings for energy and climate strategy (RakSkenE)

The preparation of the new energy and climate strategy has begun in Finland, and the work includes preparation of scenarios as well.The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for the building sect...

Nordic carbon footprint calculators for citizens

We compile an assessment framework to study Nordic carbon footprint calculators for citizens. We build our framework on the existing literature and research on calculators for citizens. The outcome of...

Key questions of sustainable development and action plan 2030

The aim of the Avain2030 project is to outline overall picture of the current situation, challenges and opportunities of Finland in regard of implementation of Agenda2030. In addition, based on intern...

Sunken wreck environmental risk assessment (SWERA)

SWERA, Sunken Wreck Environmental Risk Assessment is a new approach towards to better under-standing of the pollution threat of sunken ships.


The ENVIBASE project is a significant national investment in boosting the technical infrastructure behind the collection, management, sharing and utilisation of environmental data in Finland.

Coordinated and Integrated Permitting System (CIPS) in South Africa

The Overall Objective (intended long-term impact) of the Project was improved environmental governance in terms of enhanced service delivery of DEA by simplifying the environmental permitting processe...

Improving Emissions Control (EC Twinning, Turkey)

The Purpose of the project was to establish the necessary capacity within the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU) to transpose and implement the National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive ...

Administration and Support of the Strategic Cooperation Programme for Finland's Water Sector Support to the EECCA Countries (FinWaterWEI)

The Programme describes the Finnish policy framework and the overall situation of the water sector and the water sector support to the EECCA countries. It also sets out the strategic focal areas for t...

Capacity Building on the Water Monitoring and Management in Georgia

The overall objective of the cooperation is to improve the status of waters and water ecology and minimize the negative effects of climate change in Georgia.

Environmental Management Support Programme (EMSP) in Lao PDR

The Environmental Management Support Programme (EMSP) was a comprehensive capacity building programme for the environmental administration in Lao PDR. The overall development objective of the EMSP is ...

Water Quality Monitoring in the Kyrgyz Republic

The Project Objective is the exchange of experiences between the Finnish and Kyrgyz administrations for capacity building to adopt broadly recognised good practices to carry out water quality monitori...

Strengthening of Environmental Administration and Management at the Local Level III (SEAM III-Nepal) Completion phase

The overall objective of the SEAM Project in Nepal was to assist the local authorities industries of the area in improving their capacity for environmental planning and management. As a consequence th...

Carbon Game is On! – Rules for Carbon Neutrality

Tässä hankkeessa päivitettiin olemassa oleva tieto, käytännöt ja esimerkit hiilineutraalisuus-käsitteen ympärillä.

ECOHOME Education, training, tools and services to enhance sustainable household consumption

Results Results of the project are summarized in a conference paper presented in the 17th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and production. Conference article: Educati...

LCA of waste-based biofuels and wood waste (JälkiPuu)

The aim of the project is to find out, which waste fractions are used as raw materials of biofuel production in Finland. The LCA will be done for the selected waste fractions, where the biofuel produ...

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