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Rural landscape in Finland. Photo Tapio Heikkilä.

The year of celebration for European landscapes

Press release 7th September 2020
This autumn, we are celebrating landscapes as it is the 20th anniversary of the European Landscape Convention. Vibrant landscape is an important part of the European identity.  Landscapes are celebrated in Finland in various ways such as a photography competition open to all, a photography campaign and scenic walks.

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Venla Riekkinen

Venla Riekkinen: Staycations in the time of Corona – pros, cons and wider implications

Did Covid-19 affect your holiday plans this summer? I chose this summer many nature activities: a bike & boat ride near Tampere, kayak touring in lake Saimaa, a horse trek here and there along with a few shorter berry picking. As my summer involved a fair amount of traveling, I wanted to see how it compared to previous ones with European flights, roughly, in terms of emissions, writes Venla Riekkinen in her Havaintoja blog. 



25 years of working for a more sustainable environment and society
SYKE celebrates 25th anniversary. Our diverse research and expert organisation offers information and multidisciplinary expertise vital to decision-making. Together with our partners, we solve burning questions in society and build a more sustainable future.



  • EEEN2020: European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum 2020-11-04 at 9:00
    The European Environmental Evaluators Network (EEEN) Forum will be organised online on 4-5 November, 2020.The programme will focus on scientific and practical evaluation knowledge on the implementation of SDGs and policymaking.
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SYKE Policy Brief: Environmental impact needs to be considered in nutrition recommendations
Increasing the proportion of vegetables, legumes, and fish in the diet helps ease climate change, eutrophication of the Baltic Sea and inland waters, and the decline of biodiversity.

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