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  • Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern 2020-03-03
    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 recover from overfishing in Northern European sea areas. However, overfishing in the Mediterranean and Black Sea remains a major problem.
  • Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time 2020-02-27
    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 generated by household consumption. Investments and public procurement also account for significant shares of total emissions.
  • Finland’s comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) now in English 2019-12-19
    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 was first published in Finnish in December 2018. The methodology applied in Finland – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria – is new but gradually becoming the common standard for assessing the threat status of ecosystems and habitats.
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