Canemure - Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities and Regions

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Map of Canemure project. © Syke
Map of Canemure project. © SYKE

Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities and Regions (CANEMURE) is a six-year (2018-2024) project for implementing Finnish climate policy, funded by the EU Life programme. The project brings into practice policies of the National Energy and Climate Strategy (EIS) and the Medium-term Climate Change Policy Plan (KAISU), in particular.

The Canemure-project promotes regional climate work while supporting Hinku network and concrete measures through expert guidance.

Multifaceted climate action 

The aim of the project is to promote smart low-carbon transport, increase the production of decentralised renewable energy and improve the energy efficiency of buildings. In addition, support is provided for climate sustainable urban planning processes and conditions created for low-carbon production and consumption. The project also promotes the implementation of climate strategy in agriculture and forestry, especially in peatlands.

The Canemure consortium consists of 21 partners and 15 co-financiers, and is coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE. The total budget for the project is 15.3 million euros funded by the EU Life programme. The Canemure-project includes 13 sub-projects carried out by 15 different project beneficiaries, each producing concrete actions and results for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Information and tools from the Expert Platform 

The Finnish Environment Institute, Tampere University, The Natural Resources Institute Finland and the Finnish Meteorological Institute together form the Canemure Expert Platform, which produces information and develops applicable tools for climate change mitigation for different stakeholders.

The Expert Platform disseminates good practices in climate change mitigation both nationally and internationally. In addition, the platform assesses the climate impacts of different actions and support the climate work of municipalities and the regional cooperation groups.

Regional stakeholder cooperation 

The activities of the Canemure-project are centred in seven Finnish regions: North Ostrobothnia, Pirkanmaa, Päijät-Häme, Satakunta, South Karelia, Southwest Finland and Uusimaa.

Regional cooperation groups will produce roadmaps for climate change mitigation for each region. Additionally, the groups will catalyse new concrete actions and R&D projects and initiatives in the regions and encourage local businesses, residents and municipalities to create and uptake new sustainable practices. The regional groups work closely together with the employed regional coordinator.

Published 2021-02-27 at 12:13, updated 2023-11-14 at 9:47

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