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Climate change affects the future flooding in Finland. Interviewee: Noora Veijalainen, SYKE. The video is in Finnish.

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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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Adaptive capacity and vulnerability

How vulnerable are the elderly to climate change?

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Intensity of catastrophic storms has increased in Europe since 1990

Storm-induced forest damage went through a change point in 1990 after which the worst storms have been 3.5 times as catastrophic as before, mainly because of climate change. There have been more widespread gusts with wind speeds exceeding 42 m/s than before. The worsening of the catastrophic storms is a wintertime phenomenon, whereas the intensity of the strongest autumn storms has decreased since 1990.

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HINKU municipalities reduce climate emissions by nearly a third in eight years

Emissions from municipalities in the Carbon Neutral Municipalities (HINKU) network declined by an average 29 percent in 2007 - 2015. The greatest decreases in emissions were in Ii, Kitee, Lieksa, Lohja and Rauma. The main reason for the reduction of climate emissions was a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Currently 36 municipalities are in the HINKU network.

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The report State of Adaptation in Finland 2017 provides guidance for the natural resources sector

A new report by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) provides a comprehensive range of methods that will enable the natural resources sector to adapt to climate change. It contains an analysis and listing of adaptation measures available for the agriculture, forestry, fisheries, game and reindeer husbandry sectors. The report stresses that some changes are inevitable, and proactive adaptation is the most financially viable way forward. If action is timed correctly, Finland may even benefit from climate change.

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New INTAROS-project develops future Observation System to the Arctic

The environment in the Arctic region is now changing because of climate change. Therefore more observations and data is needed from the Artic region. The objective of the newly established INTAROS-project is to implement an integrated sustainable Arctic Observation System for future generations.

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Exceptionally warm year in Central and Northern Lapland

According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the mean temperature for 2016 was higher than normal throughout the country. The deviation from the long-term temperature norm ranged from just under one degree in southern Finland to close to two degrees in Lapland. Among other things, 2016 will be remembered for its warm spring and rainy summer.

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