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Municipal climate plans should keep the bar high 2023-12-08 15:58
Maarit Virtanen from the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme assists municipalities in preparing climate plans. The new government's decision to withdraw the binding nature of the plans does not eliminate the need and motivation of municipalities to react to climate change.
Canemure Days included discussions on the importance of regional climate work and effective communication of its results 2023-12-08 15:46
At the Canemure Days in late summer on 16 and 17 August 2023, the latest results of the climate work of municipalities and regions were heard and climate communication was discussed. The consortium meeting held in the heart of Helsinki involved 40 participants from Canemure's subprojects and regional coordination groups.
Preliminary estimates: Municipalities’ climate emissions decreased by 2.7% in 2022 2023-11-23 15:26
According to the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke), municipalities’ total greenhouse gas emissions in 2022 fell by 2.7 per cent from the previous year.
A contract-specific environmental plan is a significant way to promote climate sustainability in paving works 2023-09-01 17:00
In order to reduce significant climate and environmental impacts in Helsinki, the paving works annually tendered by Helsinki City Construction Service (Stara) were reviewed. The development work strived to account for the life cycle, circular economy and climate perspective better than before by making use of procurement criteria.
Municipalities’ greenhouse gas emission scenario tool has been updated – agricultural actions included 2023-09-01 16:45
The Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) has published a new version of the greenhouse gas emission scenario tool (ALasSken). All materials in the tool have been updated to the year 2020 and the basic scenario’s defaults have been checked.
Municipalities’ greenhouse gas emission scenario tool can now be used to assess the economic and health impacts of climate actions 2023-09-01 16:27
The climate action impact assessment tool for municipalities developed by the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) can now be used to evaluate not only the emission impacts of planned climate actions, but also the actions’ economic and health impacts. Municipalities and regions can now utilise the tool in the assessment of climate actions.
Uusikaupunki promotes electric vehicle usage in Canemure 2023-08-29 14:03
The Uusikaupunki development organisation Ukipolis has joined Canemure. The subproject shares information and encourages housing companies and businesses to invest in the infrastructure required for electric vehicle usage and thus promote the transition to electric transport.
Helsinki districts Lauttasaari and Maunula join Canemure 2023-08-29 13:55
In its home stretch, Canemure has gained reinforcements as the Helsinki districts Lauttasaari and Maunula decided to join the project. The subproject looks into the realised carbon emissions of buildings in the two districts.
In 2021, municipalities’ climate emissions remained at the previous year’s level 2023-05-30 7:49
According to the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke), municipalities’ total greenhouse gas emissions in 2021 remained at the previous year’s level. Although the transition towards low-carbon solutions in heating methods continued, the positive emissions development was slowed down especially by the higher consumption of heating energy in buildings when compared to the previous year.
Consumption-based emissions for all Finnish municipalities and regions calculated for the first time 2023-01-31 8:54
For the first time, the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) has published consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions data for all Finnish municipalities and regions. The emissions per capita vary considerably between different municipalities and regions. As a result of the consumption of imported goods, a significant portion of emissions is also directed abroad.
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