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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...

Waters > Floods > How do I prepare for floods and what do I do if there is one?
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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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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Climate and air > Environmental footprint method to support the assessment of climate impacts of public procurements
Consumption and production > Environmental footprint method to support the assessment of climate impacts of public procurements
Maps and statistics > Environmental footprint method to support the assessment of climate impacts of public procurements
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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Consumption and production > Road traffic is a significant source of microplastics
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Sea > Road traffic is a significant source of microplastics
Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern
News | Published: 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 ......

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Maps and statistics > Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern
Sea > Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern
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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Climate and air > Doctoral dissertation: Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland
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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
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
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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
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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Christmas 2019 ymparisto.fi
Content page | Published: 2019-12-18

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Christmas 2019 ymparisto.fi
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
Data systems
Content page | Published: 2018-01-08

The Finnish environmental administration has collected, stored and used environmental data since the early 1970s. Our data systems include a large amount of nationwide information, which is used for ...

Maps and statistics > Data systems
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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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

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