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Climate emissions of municipalities increased by less than one per cent during 2018
Press release | Published: 2020-06-17

According to a recent calculation by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), municipal climate emissions increased by 0.6 per cent in 2018 compared to the previous year. On average, emissions from t......

Climate and air > Climate emissions of municipalities increased by less than one per cent during 2018
Dissertation: In between two worlds? Science-policy interaction in Finnish environmental governance
Press release | Published: 2020-06-16

Solving complex problems requires interaction between researchers and actors in environmental policy. Sanna-Riikka Saarela, head of unit at the Finnish Environment Institute, writes in her dissertatio......

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Algal bloom monitoring June 11, 2020: Cyanobacterial occurrences have slightly increased both in Finnish sea areas and in lakes
Press release | Published: 2020-06-11

The cyanobacterial situation has not notably changed from that of last week; the number of observed cyanobacterial occurrences have merely slightly increased in southern Finland in both Baltic Sea wat......

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Doctoral dissertation “Ant community structure in successional mosaics of boreal forests"
Press release | Published: 2020-06-05

MSc Pekka Punttila will defend his doctoral dissertation entitled “Ant community structure in successional mosaics of boreal forests " at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Universi......

Nature > Doctoral dissertation “Ant community structure in successional mosaics of boreal forests"
Algal bloom monitoring June 4, 2020: Some cyanobacterial blooms in the sea areas, scarce observations of cyanobacterial blooms in lakes
Press release | Published: 2020-06-04

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has started this week its cyanobacterial bloom reporting for the summer 2020. In the Finnish sea areas some cyanobacteria have been observed locally. In lakes, o......

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The risk of cyanobacterial blooms in the Finnish sea areas is considerable or moderate – the summer weather determines the actual situation
Press release | Published: 2020-06-04

In average summer weather conditions, the risk of algae is moderate in the northern part of the main basin of the Baltic Sea, a major part of the Archipelago Sea and in the southern part of the Bothni......

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Sea > The risk of cyanobacterial blooms in the Finnish sea areas is considerable or moderate – the summer weather determines the actual situation
Significant funding for a new Finnish Ecosystem Observatory
Press release | Published: 2020-05-29

The state of biodiversity and ecosystems has deteriorated both in Finland and globally. Planning and implementing effective corrective measures requires more comprehensive and up-to-date information a......

Nature > Significant funding for a new Finnish Ecosystem Observatory
Updated urban-rural classification: Finland’s degree of urbanisation currently at over 72 per cent
Press release | Published: 2020-05-29

According to the updated urban-rural classification, more than 72 per cent of the Finnish population now reside in the urban areas of the country. The degree of urbanisation has increased more than tw......

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​​​​​​​Ismo Tiainen to continue as Director General of Administration and International Affairs at the Ministry of the Environment
Press release | Published: 2020-05-20

The Government has appointed Ismo Tiainen as the Director General of Administration and International Affairs of the Ministry of the Environment for the term 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2025. Tiainen also h......

Climate and air > ​​​​​​​Ismo Tiainen to continue as Director General of Administration and International Affairs at the Ministry of the Environment
Comments invited on the draft for Finland’s first maritime spatial plan – aim to combine the use and good status of marine environment
Press release | Published: 2020-05-18

This is the first comprehensive maritime spatial plan concerning Finland’s sea areas. The purpose of the plan is, in broad outline, to designate areas that have potential and could be suitable for cer......

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How do I prepare for floods and what do I do if there is one?
Content page | Published: 2020-05-15

If you’re in imminent danger because of floods, call 112 . How do I prepare for floods in advance? What do I do if there is a flood? What do I do af...

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Shortcuts at the environment.fi
Content page | Published: 2020-05-15

Some of the pages at this website have shortcuts addresses. The shortcuts make linking easier and the addresses are easier to remember. A list of shortcuts in alphabetical order is maintained on this......

Shortcuts at the environment.fi
The decline in natural biodiversity can be stopped
Press release | Published: 2020-05-12

This decade, Finland has for the first time a real chance to significantly reverse the decline in biodiversity. In the last 25 years, many new ways have been found to restore nature. Halting the deter......

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Juhani Damski appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment
Press release | Published: 2020-05-07

Juhani Damski has been appointed as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment. Damski’s five-year term as the Permanent Secretary starts on 1 June 2020. He comes to the Ministry of th......

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Ban on gillnet fishing to protect Saimaa ringed seal into force on 15 April
Press release | Published: 2020-04-21

The ban that entered into force on 15 April 2020 prohibits gillnet fishing in habitats important for the Saimaa ringed seal and its pups until the end of June. The ban does not concern gillnets used t......

Nature > Ban on gillnet fishing to protect Saimaa ringed seal into force on 15 April
Environmental footprint method to support the assessment of climate impacts of public procurements
Press release | Published: 2020-04-17

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......

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Working group to draft proposals for sustainable recovery in terms of climate and natural environment
Press release | Published: 2020-04-15

On Wednesday 15 April, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen appointed a working group to draft proposals for recovery measures after the coronavirus crisis to respond to the ......

Climate and air > Working group to draft proposals for sustainable recovery in terms of climate and natural environment
Finland showcased among the circular economy front runners in a new EEA report
News | Published: 2020-04-07

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 ......

Consumption and production > Finland showcased among the circular economy front runners in a new EEA report
Enhancing water quality monitoring in Colombia – international cooperation now under way
News | Published: 2020-04-03

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......

Waters > Enhancing water quality monitoring in Colombia – international cooperation now under way
Road traffic is a significant source of microplastics
Press release | Published: 2020-03-24

A report compiled by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has produced a clearer picture of litter in the Finnish marine environment. On beaches close to residential areas 90% of the litter visible ......

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