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The regulation of lakes needs to be adapted to the changing climate. Interviewee: Tanja Dubrovin, SYKE. The video is in Finnish.

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Global warming causes significant changes on the Baltic Sea region

Recently published report reveals that climate change has already altered the Baltic Sea region. In future the global warming will increasingly affect ice cover, flooding and the habitat of the region. The worst threat though is the possibly accelerating eutrophication.

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Finland calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies

In the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris a coalition of governments is calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels. The Communique seeks to underline the substantial climate benefits of the reform, as well as other economic, social and environmental advantages.

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Finns want more effective measures for mitigating climate change

Finns want decision-makers to adopt more active climate policies and companies to develop new solutions for mitigating climate change. Majority supports a new global agreement on climate change. Citizens' views on climate change were studied in The Climate Barometer 2015 survey.

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Dissertation: Effects of changes in land-use, age-structure and management on carbon dynamics of European forests

Study shows that despite the increased timber and carbon stocks in European forests, the average age is currently lower than in 1950. Findings call for more studies of the carbon dynamics and balance of European forests in order to better utilize the possibilities of European forests in climate change mitigation.

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Parliament approves the Climate Change Act

The Finnish Parliament passed the Climate Change Act on 6th of March 2015. It serves as the foundation for the long-term, systematic planning and monitoring of climate change policy. It also helps to set the targets in line with national, international and EU climate objectives.

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