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A comprehensive review of the impacts of variable retention forestry and restoration methods in Fennoscandia — a shared view of an international research group on supporting forest biodiversity

Finnish, Swedish and Russian researchers highlight the ecological effects of forestry in Fennoscandia in five review articles published in the journal Ecological Processes. The summarized research sug...

Finland showcased among the circular economy front runners in a new EEA report

The EEA report ‘Resource efficiency and the circular economy in Europe 2019 – even more from less’ was published on 1st of April 2020. Finland has plenty of excellent examples of policies, strategies ...

Enhancing water quality monitoring in Colombia – international cooperation now under way

A Finno-Colombian cooperation project aimed at improving the monitoring of water quality in Colombia was launched at the beginning of the year. The quality assurance of laboratory work is a key elemen...

Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern

The load of nutrients and dangerous substances is decreasing in all European maritime areas, but the impacts caused by the load have not yet been averted. Similarly, most fish stocks are beginning to ...

Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time

The consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions have not decreased between years 2005 and 2015 although the territorial emissions decreased substantially The majority of consumption-based emissions are...

Finland’s comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) now in English

One of the most comprehensive in the world, the assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland is now available also in English. The Red List of all of Finland’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems ...

Network of nature reserves in Barents region gains two new sites in Northwest Russia

Two new regional nature reserves have been established in the Russian regions neighbouring Finland. A natural monument was established on the Zaonezhye Peninsula in Karelia, while a larger conservatio...

Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed

The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report published on 4th of December 2019 states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency.

A report on the state of the environment in Europe will be published on 4 December

‘The European environment — state and outlook 2020’ report will be published in a launch event held on 4 December in Brussels.

SYKE starts the chairmanship of the European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations

During the 53rd meeting of the European Network of Freshwater Research Organizations on 18–19 November 2019 in Finland, Antonio Lo Porto from the Italian Water Research Institute passed the chairmansh...

North Macedonian environmental management and its journey towards becoming part of the European Union

Towards the end of the autumn, during Finland’s EU presidency, it will be decided whether to begin European Union accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. These countries have implemen...

AlyVesi -project using 5G and machine learning in real time

Video from a drone, computer vision and superfast 5G connections were harnessed for monitoring the Baltic Sea in a trial conducted in Kirkkonummi.

SYKE Policy Brief: Much work remains to be done on behalf of sustainability in mining

Much work remains to be done on behalf of sustainability in mining. Environmental points of view must be considered in all phases of a mine's life cycle, from ore prospecting, all the way to the closi...

Director General Lea Kauppi selected as one of the top experts for the Horizon Europe

Director General, Professor Lea Kauppi from Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has been nominated as a member of the Mission Board for Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters for the Horizon...

Problem solving in Zanzibar with the expertise of the Finnish Environment Institute

Underwater nature of Zanzibar, Tanzania, is spectacular with its coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangrove forests. Marine life is however facing severe threats as coastal zone is affected by increas...

SYKE Policy Brief: Environmental drug load can be reduced

As the use of pharmaceuticals increases, increasing amounts of drug residues end up in sewage treatment plants. Environmental drug load can be reduced by introducing more advanced treatment method and...

Launch of the new H2020 project e-shape for strengthening the benefits for Europe of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) - establishing 'EuroGEOSS'

e-shape (EuroGEOSS Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe), a new project coordinated by ARMINES and funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme was successfully launched in Cannes, Fr...

With high-end climate change the same old solutions are not enough

What could a future above 2°C look like? What do we want our future to look like? The EU-funded IMPRESSIONS project found out that a more participatory and engaging scientific method can help identify...

New status report shows that further measures are needed to improve the state of the sea

The Finnish Environment Institute has published an extensive information package about the status of Finland’s marine environment. The new report about the status of Finland’s marine environment is pu...

Arctic climate change has global scale impacts, say the climate specialists

The Arctic is changing rapidly as a result of global climate change. “Over the past five years, warm Arctic temperatures and large sea-ice deficits show contemporary climate states outside of previous...


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