Greenhouse gas emissions of the Finnish economy (125.8 Mt CO2e in total) divided by purposes in 2015. Domestic final use can be also seen as carbon footprint of Finland. The footprint was 33% bigger than the territorial emissions (55.2 Mt CO2e) which form the basis of the official national emission inventories. © SYKE

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

News 2020-02-27 Finnish Environment Institute
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.

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Nature Panel seeks members – independent panel of scientists to promote biodiversity

2020-02-18
The mission of the Nature Panel will be clarified by dividing its tasks between the Finnish Nature Panel and the Finnish IPBES Working Group. The Finnish Nature Panel will be an independent scientific body that supports decision-making concerning biodiversity, instead of being composed of both scientists and public officials as it used to be.
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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.
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Assessment of the status of Finland’s waters

Status of lakes and rivers about the same as before, coastal waters have deteriorated

A new assessment of the ecological status1) of surface waters in Finland shows that 87% of the surface area of our lakes and 68% of our rivers are in good or very good condition. Eutrophication is still the most significant problem. There have been no major changes in the status of inland waters since 2013, except for some improvement in certain sites. The status of the Gulf of Finland has improved, but for the most part the status of coastal waters is not good. The risks associated with groundwater have not increased.

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SYKE Policy Brief: Ecological compenstions are worth taking into use
In ecological compensation local damage caused by construction or industry is offset by improving biodiversity elsewhere.