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The updated Climate diet calculator helps in reducing the carbon footprint

Press release, April 8, 2019
The renewed Climate diet calculator ( by the Finnish Environment Institute is even clearer than before in guiding people towards tangible actions to reduce the carbon footprint. The user interface of the calculator has been redesigned and can now be used on mobile devices, as well. Read more

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SYKE Joensuu: Food Sharing - Finnish nightmare or efficient way to reduce food waste ?   

Each Finn throws away about 23 kilograms of food annually. To combat climate change, Finland aims at reducing food waste to half of the present volume by 2030. Finding remedies at household level contributes to this important goal   Read more 


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Taking a broader view in decisions on land use
In the future, society will have low carbon emissions and will operate under the principle of a circular economy. To reach this goal we need closer cooperation among the various planning levels and the different administrative sectors. Finland needs to create a good framework for cooperation now that the Land Use and Building Act is being amended. Read more: SYKE Policy Brief Taking a broader view in decisions on land use.

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Machine vision against invasive alien species

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Machine vision is used to identify and map invasive alien plant species by utilising a method developed by SYKE and its partners. Using machine vision, it is possible to save thousands of euros when alien species are detected in time and the establishment of viable populations is prevented. More


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