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Consumption and production
Content page | Published: 2017-08-30

Society must move towards a sustainable economy in which less is used to produce more. Environmental problems are in great part due to the production and consumption of goods and services. Steps must...

Research & Development > Consumption and production
Spatial datasets
Content page | Published: 2016-03-21

SYKE’s open spatial datasets can be downloaded either by using the Download Service LAPIO (“shovel”) or from the alphabetical list, which provides access to datasets covering the whole Finland. The c...

Open information > Spatial datasets
Pro Quality Data
Project | Published: 2018-06-05

Background Methods and practices of environmental monitoring are changing significantly. Satellite and mobile technology, automatic sensors and modelling modernize data acquisition, storage, han...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Pro Quality Data
New methods of environmental footprints can be a game changer for companies
Press release | Published: 2018-09-21

New methods for calculation of the environmental footprint open possibilities for businesses to document and communicate their environmental performance in a more simplified and verifiable way. With t......

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Pharmaceuticals screened systematically for the first time in the Baltic Sea
Press release | Published: 2018-09-21

CWPharma, an EU-funded project, has started screening active pharmaceutical ingredients in six river basin districts to get a better picture of the sources, emissions and environmental concentrations ......

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Research & Development > Research and development projects > Pharmaceuticals screened systematically for the first time in the Baltic Sea
Research & Development > Sea > Pharmaceuticals screened systematically for the first time in the Baltic Sea
Nordic Environmental Footprint Conference - From theory to market conditions
Event | Event starts: 2018-09-18

Could environmental footprints be a game-changing policy tool in the future? At the conference you learn about the new approach and how it may become a market standard for environmental communication ......

Current > Events > Nordic Environmental Footprint Conference - From theory to market conditions
The winners of the ‘Meriroskahaaste’ challenge prize address different stages of marine littering
Press release | Published: 2018-09-14

The goal of the ‘Meriroskahaaste’ marine litter challenge prize was to find solutions to decrease the amount of litter ending up in the Baltic Sea. The winning trio – Paptic Ltd, VTT’s PlastBug team, ......

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Finland has exceeded the limits of sustainable well-being
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Consumption in Finland has exceeded the level that is globally just and sustainable. With the exception of the use of fresh water, consumption by Finns exceeds all of the biophysical boundaries. Acco......

Finland and sustainable well-being > Sustainable well-being remains a distant goal > Finland has exceeded the limits of sustainable well-being
Focus on basic security, education, and participation
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Sustainable well-being cannot be implemented without fair distribution of resources. Decisions on emission reductions or protecting biodiversity cannot succeed if people do not find them acceptable. ......

Finland and sustainable well-being > How does society need to change? > Focus on basic security, education, and participation
Global impact must be considered in Finland as well
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Earth system changes can be depicted and understood by examining different feedbacks and boundaries. Processes affecting global and local ecosystems are closely interlinked and they also need to be e......

Finland and sustainable well-being > Planetary boundaries need to be considered > Global impact must be considered in Finland as well
Goal: socially fair and ecologically sustainable well-being
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Sustainable well-being means both an equitable global distribution of well-being at present as well as the securing of well-being for future generations. Studies often equate well-being with happines......

Finland and sustainable well-being > Sustainable well-being remains a distant goal > Goal: socially fair and ecologically sustainable well-being
How does society need to change?
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Transition to circular economy All economic activity should be based on circular economy. The circular economy is an economic model in which more goods are not constantly produced. Tra...

Finland and sustainable well-being > How does society need to change?
Planetary boundaries already partly overstepped
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Picture. The planetary boundaries (green line) have already been overstepped in climate change, biodiversity loss, flows of nitrogen and phosphorus, and land use change. Planetary boundary proc......

Finland and sustainable well-being > Planetary boundaries need to be considered > Planetary boundaries already partly overstepped
Planetary boundaries need to be considered
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Planetary boundaries already partly overstepped Science on climate change and other global environmental risks is becoming more and more detailed and robust. Risks that target important global e...

Finland and sustainable well-being > Planetary boundaries need to be considered
Sustainable well-being remains a distant goal
Content page | Published: 2018-09-14

Goal: socially fair and ecologically sustainable well-being Sustainable well-being means both an equitable global distribution of well-being at present as well as the securing of well-being for ...

Finland and sustainable well-being > Sustainable well-being remains a distant goal
The countries of the world still have a long way to go to achieve sustainable wellbeing
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

The goal of sustainable development is to secure well-being also for future generations. How have the countries of the world succeeded in this? A research group at the University of Leeds showed , t......

Finland and sustainable well-being > Sustainable well-being remains a distant goal > The countries of the world still have a long way to go to achieve sustainable wellbeing
Transition to circular economy
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

All economic activity should be based on circular economy . The circular economy is an economic model in which more goods are not constantly produced. Instead of ownership, consumption is based on t......

Finland and sustainable well-being > How does society need to change? > Transition to circular economy
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
Well-being within the limits of global capacity
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Sustainable development can only be implemented if there is respect for planetary boundaries . They define the possibilities under which societies can seek well-being. The economy as part of a socia......

Finland and sustainable well-being > Sustainable well-being remains a distant goal > Well-being within the limits of global capacity
The activities of SYKE Helsinki move to Viikki Campus in 2017-2019
Content page | Published: 2018-09-10

Head office  11/2018 Latokartanonkaari 11, 00790 Helsinki SYKE Marine Research Laboratory......

SYKE Info > Offices > The activities of SYKE Helsinki move to Viikki Campus in 2017-2019

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