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.
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
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