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.
Effective municipal climate action requires co-operation between climate experts and communicators 2023-01-09 13:15
New research reveals a gap between climate action and communication in municipalities. With limited resources, climate communication is mostly done by those doing climate work, not communication experts. Internal exchange of information on climate issues is often low, further complicating climate communication. A quick way to improve the effectiveness of municipalities’ climate communications is to strengthen cooperation between climate experts and communicators.
Preliminary estimates: Municipalities’ climate emissions decreased by 3.1% in 2021 2022-11-22 9:56
According to calculations by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), municipalities’ total climate emissions decreased by 3.1 per cent in 2021 from the previous year.
Regions play an important role in steering climate work – the most effective measures have been compiled into model road maps 2022-08-31 10:47
Regional climate work supports and brings together local actors in the implementation of practical climate action. The Finnish Environment Institute together with the Natural Resources Institute Finland, the University of Tampere and the Finnish Meteorological Institute, examined the most effective climate emission reduction measures in the newly published climate road maps of seven regions in Finland. The aspects related to adaptation were also considered. The most effective measures were group
Helsinki investigated the climate load of workplace canteen meals – the carbon footprint of food was revealed with a new calculator 2022-08-04 13:43
The City of Helsinki's Canemure subproject sought to find out the carbon footprint of the restaurant (Ravintola Merta) in a new office building in Helsinki. The goal was to be able to monitor and reduce the carbon footprint.
The City of Lahti brings energy efficiency to renovation – check out the new videos 2022-08-04 13:17
The City of Lahti is looking for low-carbon solutions for planning renovation projects for residential blocks of flats and terraced houses. In the houses of Lahden Talot, concrete climate measures are also implemented as part of the renovation of buildings.
Hyvinkää's Hangonsilta residential area was designed on the basis of sustainable mobility 2022-08-04 12:56
The design of Hyvinkää's Hangonsilta residential area was based on supporting and promoting sustainable mobility. The planning of the area took particular account of walking and cycling opportunities, as well as the accessibility of green areas.
Carbon footprint data supports climate-smart procurement 2022-08-04 11:42
As part of Helsinki achieving carbon neutrality in the Canemure project, a study on the application of the carbon footprint in public procurement was carried out. The purpose is to help suppliers to understand the role of carbon footprint calculation and the opportunities and challenges it brings for setting the climate criteria for procurement.
The restaurant service of Helsinki's new urban environment house was put out to tender with climate targets at the fore 2022-08-04 11:27
Procurement of food services has been identified by the City of Helsinki as a place of influence that enables the city to promote a sustainable food system and reduce the climate impacts caused by food production. As part of the Canemure project, Helsinki tendered for a restaurant service for the new urban environment house, taking into account the climate aspects.
1.5 degree life in cities: the case of Lahti, Oulu and Tampere 2022-08-04 11:08
Together with Lahti, Oulu and Tampere, as well as 12 city residents, Demos Helsinki looked into how the 1.5 degree climate target can also be achieved with urban lifestyles. Through the D-mat Climate Puzzle, the participating city residents planned changes to their daily lives that would reduce their carbon footprint to close to 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is considered a sustainable level, by 2030.
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