Impacts of climate change
The impacts of climate change on society and the natural environment depend on the magnitude and speed of the changes and on susceptibility to climatic factors. In Finland, vegetation zones are retreating northwards and the flood risks and the operating conditions of agriculture and forestry are changing. Global economy and international politics also have considerable implications on Finland. On a global scale, the harmful impacts of climate change are significantly greater than its benefits.
Information about the impacts of climate change
The future of winter sports in jeopardy
Climate change is a threat to sports that depend on natural ice and snow.Read more
Will the special features of the Baltic Sea be lost?
Climate change is making the Baltic Sea warmer and less salty and changing the array of aquatic species.Read more
Increasing appreciation for diversity
Climate change affects the quality and availability of ecosystem services and increases their value.Read more
Will the Finnish economy grow?
Climate change may benefit some areas of Finnish economy but global fluctuations may put the trend into reverse.Read more
Will the use of salt on roads increase?
Climate change may decrease the need for snow ploughs but increase the need for de-icing.Read more