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Future winters in Finland. How does climate change affect the winters? Video is in Finnish.

Climate-Proof City The Planner's Workbook

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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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Elderly

Adaptive capacity and vulnerability

How vulnerable are the elderly to climate change?

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News

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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New climate change forecasts published for Finland

Estimates of the Finnish future climate have been updated with the results of the latest generation of climate change models. Finland's average annual temperature rises nearly twice as fast as the global temperature. Compared to the previous generation of models, the largest difference is a slightly stronger rise in summer temperatures. Changes in precipitation levels have remained the same.

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Green infrastructure - if spread smartly - increases apartment prices in the city of Helsinki

Provide urban green, but spread it smartly, is the message of a new study by FMI. Urban green raises the price/m2 of apartments by 1-4%, depending on type (park, urban forest, or open field) and location within the city. When existing or planned urban areas are provided with the correct - for their location - mix of green types, the price benefits are maximized.

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Uncertainties related to climate engineering limit its use in curbing climate change

A new study suggests that the uncertainties associated with climate engineering are too great for it to provide an alternative to the rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. has been suggested that climate engineering could be used to postpone cuts to greenhouse gas emissions while still achieving the objectives of limiting global warming to under 2 degrees, as set in the Paris Climate Agreement.

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