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Environmental internships
Content page | Published: 2015-01-30

Conceptions of nature vary substantially between countries and demographic groups. SYKE and the University of Helsinki have published a study on the conceptions of nature among immigrants, titled ‘Ur...

SYKE Info > Society’s Commitment to Sustainability > Environmental internships
Carbon neutral organisation
Content page | Published: 2015-01-30

The key to mitigating climate change is to stop the increase of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. Becoming a low carbon society requires action by all relevant parties in all areas of ...

SYKE Info > Society’s Commitment to Sustainability > Carbon neutral organisation
Harmful effects of food
Content page | Published: 2015-01-30

The chain of food production and consumption from the field to the table causes about one third of the environmental impacts of production and consumption in Finland. 2014 saw the publication of the ...

SYKE Info > Society’s Commitment to Sustainability > Harmful effects of food
Decision Aid for Marine Munitions - DAIMON
Project | Published: 2016-04-07

    After the 2 nd World War, a large amount of chemical weapons and ammunition was dumped in the Baltic Sea and the Skagerra...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Decision Aid for Marine Munitions - DAIMON
Requalifying matter: nutrient recycling, pollution control and the shifting economies of fertilisation (QUMARE)
Project | Published: 2015-09-23

  Finland seeks to become a model country in terms of nutrient recycling.  The QUMARE project analyses the promotion of this objective by focusing on the policy interventions...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Requalifying matter: nutrient recycling, pollution control and the shifting economies of fertilisation (QUMARE)
Financing
Content page | Published: 2013-05-02

The financing for the Finnish Environment Institute comes from the state budget and from external sources. In 2014, SYKE’s operating financing came to approximately  60,5 million euros: ...

SYKE Info > Financing
Carbon neutrality
Project | Published: 2015-06-05

Carbon neutrality has become widely established in companies’ public relations, media and public debate albeit its content and scope varies a lot. Despite the guidance provided by authorities as we...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Carbon neutrality
ECOHOME Education, training, tools and services to enhance sustainable household consumption
Project | Published: 2015-05-06

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...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > ECOHOME Education, training, tools and services to enhance sustainable household consumption
Strategy
Content page | Published: 2016-08-04

SYKE – crucial information and innovative solutions for a sustainable society Human activities put our planet and its ecosystems at serious risks. We are using increasing amounts of na...

SYKE Info > Strategy
Society’s Commitment to Sustainability
Content page | Published: 2015-01-29

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has made three society’s commitments to sustainable development. The commitments are a response to the campaign by the Finnish National Commission on Sustainabl...

SYKE Info > Society’s Commitment to Sustainability
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)
Ship
Content page | Published: 2014-12-18

R/V Aranda is the third research vessel carrying the name with pride, and the fourth proper research vessel in the history of Finnish marine reasearch. The first vessel built for research purposes was...

Services > Research vessels > Research Vessel Aranda > Ship
Research Vessel Aranda
Content page | Published: 2015-12-18

      Research Vessel Aranda Aranda is a modern, ice-reinforced research vessel. She was planned and built for Bal...

Services > Research vessels > Research Vessel Aranda
Current
Content page | Published: 2017-03-13

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Production of environmental information
Content page | Published: 2015-10-23

From environmental monitoring to information consolidation In the coming years, SYKE will oversee the creation of a new information system based on environmental monitoring. This new system will...

Research & Development > Production of environmental information
Development of the Urban Form in Helsinki and Stockholm metropolitan areas
Project | Published: 2014-09-24

Photo: Panu Söderström Objectives The study focuses on differences and similarities of land use, regional and urban structures and transport systems of Helsinki and Stockholm metropol...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Development of the Urban Form in Helsinki and Stockholm metropolitan areas
Light pollution - a serious environmental problem? (VALO)
Project | Published: 2013-10-08

Project description Light pollution is artificial light that causes adverse effects to the functioning of ecosystems or to human health or well-being. Light pollution - a serious environment...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Light pollution - a serious environmental problem? (VALO)
National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland (TEEB Finland)
Project | Published: 2013-06-24

Project Background Ecosystem services and their role in contributing to human well-being have become increasingly recognized. In practice, however, the socio-economic importance and value of...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland (TEEB Finland)
Carbon neutral municipalities - HINKU
Project | Published: 2013-05-07

Municipalities as pioneers in climate change mitigation The Carbon Neutral Municipalities project (HINKU project) brings municipalities, businesses, citizens and experts together to create a...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Carbon neutral municipalities - HINKU
Finnish Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research network FinLTSER
Project | Published: 2013-04-22

FinLTSER (Finnish Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research network) brings together the Finnish research sites and scientists that have conducted world-class research on long-term socio-ecologi...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Finnish Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research network FinLTSER

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