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Information and actions for the mitigation of climate change

Climate change is one of the most significant environmental problems affecting the human population. It is linked to the global adequacy of natural resources, a decline in biodiversity as well as unsustainable means of consumption and production. The excessive utilisation of forests can result in a reduction of our carbon sink for decades into the future.

The Finnish Environment Institute promotes a solution-based sustainable bioeconomy by researching new policy measures and investigating the effect of various production and consumption solutions on emissions.

We produce innovations for the mitigation of climate change and to help people adapt to it. We support practical climate work in pioneering municipalities by carrying out emissions development assessments and disseminating information on good practices. Our objective is a low-carbon society that uses natural resources sustainably and is able to flexibly adapt to changes.

Around 30 researchers and specialists in various units carry out climate issues-related work. We take part in numerous national and international research projects and provide information on climate issues by producing content such as the climateguide.fi and the carbonneutralfinland.fi websites.

 

The public may be willing to take on more radical measures than leaders in the mitigation of climate change.”

- Mikael Hildén, Director of the Climate Change Research Programme

 

 

Our areas of expertise:

  • Political analyses related to the mitigation of and adapting to climate change
  • Lifecycle-based estimates on greenhouse gas emissions (incl. black carbon emissions) and inspection of measures related to limiting of emissions
  • Inspection of climate change impact scenarios, vulnerability and adaptability assessments as well as inspection of measures

 

Mikael Hildén Director of the Climate Change Programme, professor Mikael Hildén, phone +358 295 251 173, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi
Jyri Seppälä Director of the Consumption and Production Centre, professor Jyri Seppälä, phone +358 295 251 629, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi
   

Press releases and news

Kaupunkimaisema

New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005

2020-02-10
Climate emissions have decreased in nearly all Finnish municipalities since 2005. The average decrease is 15 per cent. The reduction in municipal emissions has been driven by the decline in electricity emissions, reforms in district heating production and the construction of wind power. Emissions from oil-fired heating have dropped at a relatively similar pace in all municipalities, resulting in a significant impact at the national level.
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Published 2017-05-12 at 13:01, updated 2019-10-07 at 10:15