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New methods improve the quality of environmental impact assessments
Press release | Published: 2016-01-14

New methods make it easier to recognise and systematically assess the most significant environmental impacts of various projects, and to illustrate the results. They also improve the participation pos......

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Coordinated and Integrated Permitting System (CIPS) in South Africa
Project | Published: 2015-12-18

Project Description 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 environ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Coordinated and Integrated Permitting System (CIPS) in South Africa
Finnish Regional Emission Scenario model FRES
Project | Published: 2015-10-09

Photo: Olli-Pekka Pietiläinen   Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) evaluates air pollution emis...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Finnish Regional Emission Scenario model FRES
Keeping the Arctic White: Regulatory Options for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Forcers in the Arctic (WHITE)
Project | Published: 2015-10-06

Kuva: Antti Samuli Short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs) include black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone and some hydrofluorocarbons (H...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Keeping the Arctic White: Regulatory Options for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Forcers in the Arctic (WHITE)
Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region
Press release | Published: 2015-05-22

The climate change has already altered the characteristics of the Baltic Sea region, reveals a recent international study. In the continuation the global warming will increasingly affect e.g. ice cove......

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Research & Development > Water > Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region
SYKE – building a sustainable society for two decades
Press release | Published: 2015-03-02

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) began its operations 20 years ago in March 1995. In the same year, Finland joined the EU. “By virtue of Finland’s EU membership, SYKE was able to take part in ......

Current > Press releases > SYKE – building a sustainable society for two decades
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)
New information on the environmental impacts of stump wood energy through 3D modelling
Press release | Published: 2015-01-02

Tree stumps and root systems are a significant but controversial source of bioenergy in Finland due to their environmental impacts. Now Finnish and Norwegian researchers have developed a new method th......

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IPCC: Climate change heading towards irreversible consequences; action needed from all sectors of society
Press release | Published: 2014-11-04

According to Finnish experts, Finland meets lot of the requirements for adapting to and mitigating climate change in both cities and the countryside as well as in various sectors....

Current > Press releases > IPCC: Climate change heading towards irreversible consequences; action needed from all sectors of society
Pathways linking uncertainties in model projections of climate and its effects
Project | Published: 2014-10-30

Facing the mitigation and adaptation challenges of ongoing climate change, PLUMES (Pathways linking uncertainties in model projections of climate and its effects) aims towards a significantly improv...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Pathways linking uncertainties in model projections of climate and its effects
Extreme weather events raise awareness of adaptation needs
Press release | Published: 2014-10-14

Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events a......

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Farming culture in transition to sustainable agriculture - a practice approach
Project | Published: 2014-08-26

Agricultural production needs to become sustainable. Currently prevalent agricultural practices cause not only significant environmental impacts but are in need of change in order to guarantee adequa...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Farming culture in transition to sustainable agriculture - a practice approach
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)
New marine research station for the island of Utö
Press release | Published: 2014-04-29

A unique marine research station is near completion on the island of Utö. IT will produce real time research information from under the sea, its surface, and the air year-round and around the clock. T......

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Latest IPCC report: Climate change poses risks to the well-being of nature and people – but there are ways of mitigating these risks
Press release | Published: 2014-04-28

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has approved the second part of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), titled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, at the IPCC ......

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Research & Development > Built environment > Latest IPCC report: Climate change poses risks to the well-being of nature and people – but there are ways of mitigating these risks
Research & Development > Climate change > Latest IPCC report: Climate change poses risks to the well-being of nature and people – but there are ways of mitigating these risks
Research & Development > Consumption and production > Latest IPCC report: Climate change poses risks to the well-being of nature and people – but there are ways of mitigating these risks
Research & Development > Ecosystem services > Latest IPCC report: Climate change poses risks to the well-being of nature and people – but there are ways of mitigating these risks
Research & Development > Water > Latest IPCC report: Climate change poses risks to the well-being of nature and people – but there are ways of mitigating these risks
A million bird observations confirm that northern species are rapidly retreating northward
Press release | Published: 2014-04-23

Bird populations in Finland have shifted northward by an average of 45 km between the 1970s and the 2010s due, in particular, to climate change....

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Research & Development > Ecosystem services > A million bird observations confirm that northern species are rapidly retreating northward
Bioenergy from sustainable forestry does not meet EU emission reduction criteria
Press release | Published: 2014-03-25

Photo: Anna Repo The levels of forest residue bioenergy, considered to be sustainable from a forestry perspective, may provide considerable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in ......

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Research & Development > Consumption and production > Bioenergy from sustainable forestry does not meet EU emission reduction criteria
Events
Content page | Published: 2016-06-03

SYKE organizes seminars and conferences on different environmental topics.  Most of the Finnish Environment Institute's (SYKE) seminars you can find in: Training and sem...

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A web portal about climatic effect of black carbon is open
Press release | Published: 2013-11-11

The new www.maceb.fi -portal includes general information about black carbon, its emissions and its climatic effects....

Current > Press releases > A web portal about climatic effect of black carbon is open
EC DG CLIMA – Mainstreaming Climate Change into CSF-Funds 2014-2020
Project | Published: 2015-12-16

Project description The contract with the European Commission's Directorate General for Climate Change covers technical analysis — with regard to climate change mitigation and adaptation — of a ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > EC DG CLIMA – Mainstreaming Climate Change into CSF-Funds 2014-2020

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