Policy brief on climate change adaptation


The EU research project BASE has produced ten recommendations for improving the practical implementation of the three overarching objectives of the EU Adaptation Strategy. The overall message of the recommendations is that we need a change in adaptation practice, supported by coherent and integrated policies to take preparedness for current and future climate impacts to the next level. Read more

Online survey opened on nature based integration

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE is collecting experiences and good practices in nature based integration in Nordic countries. One of the key characteristics across all Nordic societies is a lifestyle which highly values active outdoor recreation and living close to nature. However, we still have very limited knowledge on the immigrants' experiences of Nordic nature and landscapes and even less knowledge of how to use these to support the practical integration process. Read more


Seminar on forestry and climate diplomacy

The seminar in Helsinki is part of the worldwide Climate Diplomacy Week from 12th to 18th September 2016. The topic of burden-sharing in the EU after the Paris agreement and the role of forests in mitigating climate change will be key issues for further climate negotiations. Read more


Forest carbon sinks must be included in bioeconomy sustainability assessments


Forest carbon sinks reduce the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide content. The utilisation of wood and forests inevitably affects carbon sinks, which is an issue that must be considered when seeking cost-effective means for mitigating climate change. Increasing carbon sinks is important for achieving the goals of the Paris climate agreement. Policy Brief: Read more

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State-of-the Art Study in Citizen Observatories: Technological Trends, Development Challenges and Research Avenues


Citizen science has rapidly spread in the last decades around the world. This study provides the first comprehensive insight of the broad scale of contemporary ICT enabled citizen observatories in social and environmental dimensions. Read more

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