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Finland showcased among the circular economy front runners in a new EEA report
News | Published: 2020-04-07

The EEA report ‘Resource efficiency and the circular economy in Europe 2019 – even more from less’ was published on 1st of April 2020. Finland has plenty of excellent examples of policies, strategies ......

Consumption and production > Finland showcased among the circular economy front runners in a new EEA report
Enhancing water quality monitoring in Colombia – international cooperation now under way
News | Published: 2020-04-03

A Finno-Colombian cooperation project aimed at improving the monitoring of water quality in Colombia was launched at the beginning of the year. The quality assurance of laboratory work is a key elemen......

Waters > Enhancing water quality monitoring in Colombia – international cooperation now under way
Road traffic is a significant source of microplastics
Press release | Published: 2020-03-24

A report compiled by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has produced a clearer picture of litter in the Finnish marine environment. On beaches close to residential areas 90% of the litter visible ......

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Maps and statistics > Road traffic is a significant source of microplastics
Sea > Road traffic is a significant source of microplastics
Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern
News | Published: 2020-03-03

The load of nutrients and dangerous substances is decreasing in all European maritime areas, but the impacts caused by the load have not yet been averted. Similarly, most fish stocks are beginning to ......

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Maps and statistics > Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern
Sea > Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern
Doctoral dissertation: Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland
Press release | Published: 2020-02-28

According to the dissertation by Mikko Savolahti, a researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, residential wood combustion causes 200 premature deaths in Finland each year. In addition, resident......

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Climate and air > Doctoral dissertation: Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland
Maps and statistics > Doctoral dissertation: Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland
Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time
News | Published: 2020-02-27

The consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions have not decreased between years 2005 and 2015 although the territorial emissions decreased substantially The majority of consumption-based emissions are......

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Climate and air > Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time
Consumption and production > Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time
New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005
Press release | Published: 2020-02-10

Climate emissions have decreased in nearly all Finnish municipalities since 2005. The average decrease is 15 per cent. The reduction in municipal emissions has been driven by the decline in electricit......

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Climate and air > New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005
Consumption and production > New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005
Status classification
Content page | Published: 2020-01-29

The ecological status of the surface waters is classified as part of river basin management planning every six years. The work is part of the implementation of the national Water Management Act (129...

Waters > State of the surface waters > Status classification
Winter is an important driver for nitrous oxide emissions from boreal lakes
Press release | Published: 2020-01-14

Boreal lakes emit greenhouse gases, but the magnitude of the emissions is still inadequately quantified. While the emissions of carbon dioxide and methane have been addressed earlier, those of nitrous......

Climate and air > Impacts of climate change > Winter is an important driver for nitrous oxide emissions from boreal lakes
Restrictions and bans concerning F-gases
Content page | Published: 2020-02-04

© Riku Lumiaro The EU F-gas Regulation applies to fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) and mixtures containing them. Most commonly these gases are used as heat transfer and refrige...

Climate and air > Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions > Greenhouse Gas Inventory system in Finland > Fluorinated greenhouse gases > Restrictions and bans concerning F-gases
Finland’s comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) now in English
News | Published: 2019-12-19

One of the most comprehensive in the world, the assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland is now available also in English. The Red List of all of Finland’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems ......

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Nature > Finland’s comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) now in English
Christmas 2019 ymparisto.fi
Content page | Published: 2019-12-18

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Christmas 2019 ymparisto.fi
Hydrology of undrained peatlands is often affected by drainage of surrounding areas
Press release | Published: 2019-12-18

Finnish peatlands are under a bigger pressure from land use than has generally been realised. More than half of the peatland area has been drained, and most of the remaining undrained peatlands are bo......

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Nature > Hydrology of undrained peatlands is often affected by drainage of surrounding areas
Data systems
Content page | Published: 2018-01-08

The Finnish environmental administration has collected, stored and used environmental data since the early 1970s. Our data systems include a large amount of nationwide information, which is used for ...

Maps and statistics > Data systems
More vegetables, more contact with nature, less food waste - new operating model for day-care centres
Press release | Published: 2019-12-09

Children like vegetables, fruit, and berries that they have grown and cooked themselves. Day-care centres can reduce their food wastage through long-term cooperation and planning. Interaction between ......

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Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed
News | Published: 2019-12-05

The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report published on 4th of December 2019 states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency....

Maps and statistics > Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed
A report on the state of the environment in Europe will be published on 4 December
News | Published: 2019-11-29

‘The European environment — state and outlook 2020’ report will be published in a launch event held on 4 December in Brussels. ...

Maps and statistics > A report on the state of the environment in Europe will be published on 4 December
More reliable information with Product Environmental Footprint
Press release | Published: 2019-11-21

There are dozens of different environmental labels and ecodesign tools for products in operation in the marketplace. The environmental information on products intended for consumers should be harmonis......

Consumption and production > More reliable information with Product Environmental Footprint
SYKE Policy Brief: Ecological compensation needs to be used to secure biodiversity
Press release | Published: 2019-11-20

In ecological compensation local damage caused by construction or industry is offset by improving biodiversity elsewhere. The principle is that the compensation is paid by the one that causes the dama......

Nature > SYKE Policy Brief: Ecological compensation needs to be used to secure biodiversity
Only some biodegradable plastics actually decompose rapidly in the Baltic Sea
Press release | Published: 2019-11-14

The Finnish Environment Institute has studied how biodegradable and bio-based materials actually decompose in the Baltic Sea marine environment. A set of tests in the sea revealed that some materials ......

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Maps and statistics > Only some biodegradable plastics actually decompose rapidly in the Baltic Sea
Sea > Only some biodegradable plastics actually decompose rapidly in the Baltic Sea

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