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Doctoral dissertation: Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland
Press release | Published: 2020-02-28

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......

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Maps and statistics > Doctoral dissertation: Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland
Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time
News | Published: 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......

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Climate and air > Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time
Consumption and production > Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time
Nature Panel seeks members – independent panel of scientists to promote biodiversity
Press release | Published: 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......

Nature > Nature Panel seeks members – independent panel of scientists to promote biodiversity
Important transaction concerning mires valuable for biodiversity - 700 hectares to mire protection in Helmi Habitats Programme
Press release | Published: 2020-02-17

The Ministry of the Environment, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Central Finland and Vapo Oy have concluded a significant property transaction: the State of Finland ......

Nature > Important transaction concerning mires valuable for biodiversity - 700 hectares to mire protection in Helmi Habitats Programme
EU’s new Drinking Water Directive improves the safety of water intended for human consumption
Press release | Published: 2020-02-10

The ambassadors of the EU Member States adopted 5 February a shared political agreement on the content of the new Drinking Water Directive. The new Drinking Water Directive is aimed at guaranteeing a ......

Waters > EU’s new Drinking Water Directive improves the safety of water intended for human consumption
New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005
Press release | Published: 2020-02-10

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......

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Climate and air > New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005
Consumption and production > New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005
Minister Mikkonen to Barents Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in Luleå
Press release | Published: 2020-02-04

On Wednesday 5 February, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen will attend the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) Ministerial Meeting on Environment in Luleå, Sweden. At the m......

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Climate and air > Minister Mikkonen to Barents Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in Luleå
Nature > Minister Mikkonen to Barents Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in Luleå
Status classification
Content page | Published: 2020-01-29

The ecological status of the surface waters is classified as part of river basin management planning every six years. The work is part of the implementation of the national Water Management Act (129...

Waters > State of the surface waters > Status classification
Finnish youth wish for strong international biodiversity targets and a clear plan to achieve them
Press release | Published: 2020-01-27

Young people want strong targets to be set for biodiversity, and a clear plan to achieve the targets. According to young people, important elements to be taken into account include corporate responsib......

Nature > Finnish youth wish for strong international biodiversity targets and a clear plan to achieve them
Reform of the Nature Conservation Act begins with public consultation
Press release | Published: 2020-01-24

The process to reform the Nature Conservation Act has been started with an online survey to hear the people’s views in the very beginning of the process. The project comprises the reform of the Nature......

Nature > Reform of the Nature Conservation Act begins with public consultation
Winter is an important driver for nitrous oxide emissions from boreal lakes
Press release | Published: 2020-01-14

Boreal lakes emit greenhouse gases, but the magnitude of the emissions is still inadequately quantified. While the emissions of carbon dioxide and methane have been addressed earlier, those of nitrous......

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Climate and air > Impacts of climate change > Winter is an important driver for nitrous oxide emissions from boreal lakes
Climate and air > Winter is an important driver for nitrous oxide emissions from boreal lakes
Maps and statistics > Winter is an important driver for nitrous oxide emissions from boreal lakes
Restrictions and bans concerning F-gases
Content page | Published: 2020-02-04

© Riku Lumiaro The EU F-gas Regulation applies to fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) and mixtures containing them. Most commonly these gases are used as heat transfer and refrige...

Climate and air > Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions > Greenhouse Gas Inventory system in Finland > Fluorinated greenhouse gases > Restrictions and bans concerning F-gases
Finland’s comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) now in English
News | Published: 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 ......

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Nature > Finland’s comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) now in English
Christmas ymparisto.fi
Content page | Published: 2019-12-18

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Hydrology of undrained peatlands is often affected by drainage of surrounding areas
Press release | Published: 2019-12-18

Finnish peatlands are under a bigger pressure from land use than has generally been realised. More than half of the peatland area has been drained, and most of the remaining undrained peatlands are bo......

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Nature > Hydrology of undrained peatlands is often affected by drainage of surrounding areas
Finland will celebrate European Heritage Days 2020 with the theme Places to Grow
News | Published: 2019-12-17

Finland celebrates the European Heritage Days (EHDs) with common European themes. In Finland, the 2020 European theme Heritage and Education has been modified into the national theme Places to Grow. T......

Living environment and planning > Finland will celebrate European Heritage Days 2020 with the theme Places to Grow
Madrid Climate Change Conference ends with disappointment
Press release | Published: 2019-12-16

The Madrid climate change conference ended with disappointment on Sunday afternoon. The only decision on the rules for the market mechanisms, which was the main topic, was a procedural one. This means......

Climate and air > Madrid Climate Change Conference ends with disappointment
More vegetables, more contact with nature, less food waste - new operating model for day-care centres
Press release | Published: 2019-12-09

Children like vegetables, fruit, and berries that they have grown and cooked themselves. Day-care centres can reduce their food wastage through long-term cooperation and planning. Interaction between ......

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Consumption and production > More vegetables, more contact with nature, less food waste - new operating model for day-care centres
Nature > More vegetables, more contact with nature, less food waste - new operating model for day-care centres
Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed
News | Published: 2019-12-05

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....

Maps and statistics > Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed
Network of nature reserves in Barents region gains two new sites in Northwest Russia
News | Published: 2019-12-05

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......

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Nature > Network of nature reserves in Barents region gains two new sites in Northwest Russia
Nature > Protected areas > Network of nature reserves in Barents region gains two new sites in Northwest Russia

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