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Environmental footprint method to support the assessment of climate impacts of public procurements

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method developed by European Commission is used to assess the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycles. A new study by the Finnish Envir...

2020-04-17
Doctoral dissertation: Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland

According to the dissertation by Mikko Savolahti, a researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, residential wood combustion causes 200 premature deaths in Finland each year. In addition, resident...

2020-02-28
New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005

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 electricit...

2020-02-10
The updated Climate diet calculator helps in reducing the carbon footprint

The renewed 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 r...

2019-04-08
Doctoral dissertation: The duration of the ice cover of Finnish inland waters has shortened, and seasonal winter and spring discharges have increased

The duration of the ice cover on Finnish inland waters has shortened due to milder winters. Correspondingly, the seasonal river discharges in winter and spring have increased, reports a new doctoral d...

2019-02-19
Large EU Life project for Finland to mitigate climate change

The European Commission has granted 9.1 million euros to Finland to help mitigate climate change. The ‘Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities’ (CANEMURE) project, which has been approved for the Life ...

2018-12-21
The headquarters of the Finnish Environment Institute is moving to the Viikki campus

The headquarters of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is moving on 19th November 2018 from the Töölö borough of Helsinki to the University of Helsinki’s Viikki campus (street address: Latokarta...

2018-11-09
Climate models predict changes to flows and biota of northern rivers

The habitats of species in Finland's rivers will move northward as climate change causes temperatures to rise. In addition, seasonal fluctuation in the flow of rivers will become more irregular than i...

2018-03-20
Local authorities offered possibility to take part in extensive joint procurement of electric and natural gas-powered cars

Local authorities have the possibility to join Finland's largest joint procurement of cars powered by electricity and natural gas. The goal of the joint procurement by the Finnish Environment Institut...

2017-12-19
Global cooler at risk – reducing black carbon emissions should be a priority

Over the coming weeks, climate change mitigation and the implementation of the Paris Agreement will be discussed in Bonn. In support of climate change mitigation, the Finnish Environment Institute (SY...

2017-11-06
HINKU municipalities reduce climate emissions by nearly a third in eight years

Emissions from municipalities in the Carbon Neutral Municipalities (HINKU) network declined by an average 29 percent in 2007 - 2015. The greatest decreases in emissions were in the municipality of Ii ...

2017-03-29
Weather and climate risks should be managed efficiently

Maintaining security and the central functions vital to society requires active preparation for extreme weather conditions. Preparation should take into account that climate change may change extreme ...

2016-12-02
New mapping tool shows where the elderly may be vulnerable to climate change

In order to illustrate changes in the risks of climate change for the elderly in different parts of Finland, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has developed an interactive vulnerability mapping...

2016-12-01
Joint procurement of solar power plants to cover 34 municipalities – Tampere Hall to receive its own solar panels

34 municipalities intend to take part in the joint procurement of solar power plants organised by the Finnish Environment Institute and KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy. Of the largest cities, Helsinki, Tampere, ...

2016-07-01
The climate challenge requires significant new innovations for Finnish wood use

An international agreement was made in Paris to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. However, a recent study shows that the current Finnish wood bioeconomy fails to m...

2016-04-27
Investigating long-range transported contaminants in Finnish Lapland

There is little information available on the presence and concentration of contaminants commonly used in consumer goods in the living environment. The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the Nationa...

2016-02-23
New mapping tool shows how cross-country skiing in Finland is vulnerable to climate change

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) have released a new interactive mapping tool about climate change effects on cross-country skiing in Climate...

2016-02-18
New methods improve the quality of environmental impact assessments

New methods make it easier to recognise and systematically assess the most significant environmental impacts of various projects, and to illustrate the results. They also improve the participation pos...

2016-01-14
Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated

© Vesa Kuusava Environmental impacts of land use have been widely assessed in recent years. In particular, carbon footprints of food and bioenergy production have been studied. Envir...

2015-08-10
Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region

The climate change has already altered the characteristics of the Baltic Sea region, reveals a recent international study. In the continuation the global warming will increasingly affect e.g. ice cove...

2015-05-22

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