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We need strict targets for reducing emissions
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Finland has committed itself to the Paris Agreement aimed at limiting the warming of the climate to a maximum of 1.5 degrees. The aim is an ambitious one and it requires a rapid curbing of emission g......

Finland and sustainable well-being > How does society need to change? > We need strict targets for reducing emissions
Utilisation of biogas
Content page | Published: 2018-07-05

Cattle manure is suitable raw material for recycled fertilizers. Photo: Tapio Heikkilä Biogas production is based on multiphase composition process generated by microbes. Several ...

Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE) > Utilisation of biogas
Projects related to circular economy
Content page | Published: 2018-01-02

Project examples CIRCWASTE - Towards Circular Economy in Finland Requalifying matter: nutrient recycling, pollution control and the shifting economies of fertilisation (QUMARE) ......

Research & Development > Circular economy > Projects related to circular economy
Value for money: unlocking the investment potential for resilient low-carbon Finnish building stock (Life EconomisE)
Project | Published: 2017-11-14

The LIFE EconomisE project will demonstrate how influencing financial flows for the decarbonisation of building stock can deliver significant contributions towards 2020 and 2030 Climate and Energy ta...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Value for money: unlocking the investment potential for resilient low-carbon Finnish building stock (Life EconomisE)
HINKU municipalities reduce climate emissions by nearly a third in eight years
Press release | Published: 2017-03-29

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 ......

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CIRCWASTE - Towards Circular Economy in Finland
Project | Published: 2017-04-13

CIRCWASTE is a seven-year LIFE IP project that promotes efficient use of material flows, waste prevention and new waste and resource management concepts. All actions contribute to implementing the na...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > CIRCWASTE - Towards Circular Economy in Finland
Low-carbon experiments can lead the way to mitigate climate change
Published: 2016-12-27

Journal of Cleaner Production (2016)...

Publications > Articles > Low-carbon experiments can lead the way to mitigate climate change
Towards a future-oriented “Energiewende” (FutWend)
Project | Published: 2016-08-24

How does the future of decenralized renewable energy look like? © Photo: Jari Lyytimäki   The project Futwende unpacks decentralized renewable production of energy Energy...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Towards a future-oriented “Energiewende” (FutWend)
Joint procurement of solar power plants to cover 34 municipalities – Tampere Hall to receive its own solar panels
Press release | Published: 2016-07-01

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, ......

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Research & Development > Built environment > Joint procurement of solar power plants to cover 34 municipalities – Tampere Hall to receive its own solar panels
Research & Development > Climate change > Joint procurement of solar power plants to cover 34 municipalities – Tampere Hall to receive its own solar panels
Research & Development > Consumption and production > Joint procurement of solar power plants to cover 34 municipalities – Tampere Hall to receive its own solar panels
Scenario calculations of buildings for energy and climate strategy (RakSkenE)
Project | Published: 2016-06-10

About 80% of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause warming climate are from energy production and consumption (including transportation). This means that energy and climate policies are a compact u...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Scenario calculations of buildings for energy and climate strategy (RakSkenE)
All municipalities in mainland Finland invited to participate in the joint procurement of solar power
Press release | Published: 2016-03-02

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has launched a joint procurement of solar power systems, inviting all municipalities and municipal enterprises in Finland to increase their use of solar power. T......

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Finnish Sustainable Communities FISU - vitality from resource wisdom
News | Published: 2015-06-09

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......

Current > News > Finnish Sustainable Communities FISU - vitality from resource wisdom
Let emission-free power go around – bring solar power home!
News | Published: 2015-06-09

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......

Current > News > Let emission-free power go around – bring solar power home!
The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) wants to promote the cleantech opportunities of municipalities
News | Published: 2015-06-09

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......

Current > News > The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) wants to promote the cleantech opportunities of municipalities
Change in Business Ecosystems for Local Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Better Energy Services for Consumers (USE)
Project | Published: 2015-09-25

Background It is increasingly acknowledged that production technologies alone will not meet the sustainability challenge. Attention must be paid to the factors which influence consumption at the...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Change in Business Ecosystems for Local Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Better Energy Services for Consumers (USE)
LCA of waste-based biofuels and wood waste (JälkiPuu)
Project | Published: 2015-01-09

Project description  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 fra...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > LCA of waste-based biofuels and wood waste (JälkiPuu)
Emissions by carbon-neutral municipalities down by almost 20 per cent in six years
Press release | Published: 2014-05-14

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......

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Water and green economy
Project | Published: 2013-10-07

Background and need Green economy means economy that takes the welfare of the ecosystem into account. This is one, but not the only definition of green economy.The objective has been conside...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Water and green economy
Detailed emission estimates for stump-root bioenergy exceed the predicted EU limits
Press release | Published: 2013-05-30

After 20 years of use, bioenergy produced from tree stumps and roots is generating 25–35% less emissions than coal. After 50 years of use the difference would be 40–50%. The results have been obtaine......

Current > Press releases > Detailed emission estimates for stump-root bioenergy exceed the predicted EU limits
Presentations by members of the EnPath-project
Content page | Published: 2013-05-28

Eeva-Lotta Apajalahti Apajalahti, E-L, Lovio, R. and Houtbeckers, E. (2011). Rearranging Utility-driven Demand Side Management (DSM) to respond market conditions: a Finnish case study . T......

Research & Development > Climate change > Projects > Presentations by members of the EnPath-project

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