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Urban structure affects transport-based emissions. Interviewee: Mika Ristimäki, SYKE. The video is in Finnish.

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Signs of climate change

Signs of climate change

Examine eight signs showing the changes in the global climate.

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Greenhouse gases at Pallas

Greenhouse gases at Pallas

See how the carbon dioxide and methane concentrations have changed.

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News

Joint procurement of solar power plants to cover 34 Finnish municipalities

Currently the joint procurement encompasses 81 solar power plants to be installed on the roofs of properties owned by the municipalities, such as schools, day care centres, service centres and city halls. Joint procurements are an efficient way to create markets for renewable energy and climate-friendly new technologies.

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Climate change forces birches to adapt to new conditions

A project called BETUMICS led by the University of Eastern Finland is currently studying how different birch species adapt to new climate and light conditions. Climate change makes days warmer, not longer.

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New operative system for managing the water balance of mines

A new tool has been developed for predicting and managing the water balance of mines, and to produce forecasts for mining operators. This tool allows mining operators to prepare for changes in water quantities and floods, and ensure the adequacy of the water supply. In addition, it provides information for regulating lakes in the mining area. The tool was designed as part of the WaterSmart project.

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Policy brief: Increasing sustainable use of forests and the targets of the Paris Agreement can be combined

According to Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) Finland will attain the targets set by the Paris climate conference if the forest-based bioeconomy evolves and attention is paid to the material cycles of wood-based materials. The key is to further develop forest management and utilisation methods.

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Chance for citizens to participate in the preparation of the new Energy and Climate Strategy

The basic scenario for the new Energy and Climate Strategy until 2030 has been completed. The Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the other ministries are preparing the strategy which will be completed towards the end of the year. There is also a chance for the citizens to take part in the preparation of the strategy.

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