Accelerating Climate efforts and Investments (ACE LIFE)

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The task of the Accelerating Climate Efforts and Investments (ACE LIFE) project is to support Finland in halving emissions from the effort-sharing sector by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2035. The project focuses on the challenging actions aimed at reducing emissions in agriculture, heavy vehicle transport, and industrial processes. 

Solutions to be developed in the project include value chains for paludiculture, plant-based proteins, and biogas, promoting low-emission energy use and energy efficiency measures for heavy vehicle transport and machinery while advancing clean and smart electrification of the industrial production processes of small and medium-sized enterprises. The project supports the implementation of the goals of the Paris Climate Accords and the EU emission reduction commitments in Finland by drawing up proposals and tools for more effective policy measures and climate funding. 

The 20 million euros in funding will be used for implementing significant pilot and demonstration investments in Finnish companies while promoting actions for scaling them. The project supports Finnish efforts to implement emission reduction measures and investments, enabling the improvement of Finland's energy self-sufficiency and security of supply, reducing the costs incurred from climate change, while positively affecting Finland's international competitiveness, economy, and resilience. 

The ACE project will be implemented in 2024–2030. 

The ACE project aims at reducing greenhouse gas emissions 

The use of fossil fuels and alteration of the soil by humans warm the climate, with serious consequences. To help curb climate change, Finland has committed itself to achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 according to the National Climate Act. EU regulation requires Finland to halve emissions from the effort-sharing sector from the 2005 level by 2030. The effort-sharing sector includes building-specific heating, machinery, some agricultural emissions, transport, waste management, and Fluorinated greenhouse gases. 

The present measures are not cutting emissions fast enough. To achieve the greenhouse gas reduction goal, faster and more effective measures are needed. 

How will the project affect emissions? 

1. Indirect effects: The project aims at scaling investments and actions that reduce emissions by improving accessibility to climate funding and its effectiveness by drafting recommendations for more effective policy actions and through input into education and communications. 

2. Direct emission reduction actions and investments: The project will reduce the emissions of agriculture, the industrial processes of small and medium-sized industries, as well as heavy vehicle transport and machinery. Pilots and demos for the project both implement emission reduction measures and produce good, repeatable practices. The pilot investments to be implemented should be scaled significantly for the achievement of carbon neutrality in Finland.

More information

  • ACE Project Director, Senior Specialist Karoliina Auvinen, +358 295 251 235,
  • Head of the Communication and Advocacy work package, Communications Specialist Maija Airos, +358 29 525 2293,
  • Communications specialist Hanna Talikka, +358 29 525 1104,
  • Project manager Kata Kreft-Burman, +358 29 525 2120,

Published 2024-03-28 at 12:25, updated 2024-03-28 at 12:53
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