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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
Sunken wreck environmental risk assessment (SWERA)
Project | Published: 2014-06-03

Side scan sonar view over a sunken cargo ship (Finnish Border Guard) SWERA in Brief SWERA, Sunken Wreck Environmental Risk Assessment is a new approach towards to better under-standi...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Sunken wreck environmental risk assessment (SWERA)
Groundwater Checklist
Content page | Published: 2017-01-19

Shortcut: http://syke.fi/groundwaterchecklist The Groundwater checklist is a groundwater protection tool for use by companies, government agencies, consultants and researchers. It compris...

Research & Development > Water > Models and tools > Groundwater Checklist
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
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)
Current
Content page | Published: 2017-03-13

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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
Climate Change Indicators and Vulnerability of Boreal Zone Applying Innovative Observation and Modeling (EU Life+ MONIMET)
Project | Published: 2014-08-20

The magnitude of climate change is considered to be dependent on the atmospheric load of the two most important greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and methane (CH 4 ). The terrestrial biospher...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Climate Change Indicators and Vulnerability of Boreal Zone Applying Innovative Observation and Modeling (EU Life+ MONIMET)
Preparing for the domino effect in crisis situations (PREDICT)
Project | Published: 2014-06-18

Partners   Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, France (coordinator); ITTI Sp. z o.o., Poland; Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V., Germany; THALES SA, France; C...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Preparing for the domino effect in crisis situations (PREDICT)
Intellectually driven management of natural resources of Green Belt of Fennoscandia, IntellGreenBelt
Project | Published: 2014-04-02

Intellectual models and sustainable nature use know-how will be implemented within the project in pilot areas of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia (GBF). Also, innovative approaches to promote the effic...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Intellectually driven management of natural resources of Green Belt of Fennoscandia, IntellGreenBelt
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)
Reports and Publications of the VACCIA project
Content page | Published: 2013-06-04

VACCIA project’s synthesis report Bergström I. et al. (eds.) 2011. Ekosysteemipalvelut ja elinkeinot - haavoittuvuus ja sopeutuminen muuttuvaan ilmastoon. VACCIA-hankkeen yhteenveto...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Vulnerability Assessment of ecosystem services for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (VACCIA) > Reports and Publications of the VACCIA project
Winter navigation risks and oil contingency plan (WINOIL)
Project | Published: 2013-04-12

Latest events Final Seminar of the WINOIL project was held in St. Petersburg, Russia in 30th September 2014. After the seminar, the project group will have the closing meeting in 1st November, a...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Winter navigation risks and oil contingency plan (WINOIL)
Training and seminars
Content page | Published: 2014-11-20

The Finnish Environment Institute organises training and consultation days related to the management of the Ministry of the Environment, Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environmen...

Services > Training and seminars

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