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Municipalities’ climate emissions decreased by 5.5% in 2019

According to a recent calculation by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), municipal climate emissions decreased by 5.5 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year.

Climate-smart planning can reduce almost a third of the street renovation's emissions

The City of Helsinki works determinedly to decrease the emissions of infrastructure construction and to promote circular economy in infrastructure projects. Planning, technical solutions and material ...

Construction emissions may now be compared – new emissions database lays foundation for statutory guidance of low-carbon construction

A new service opened today provides impartial data on the climate impacts of construction products used in Finland, such as carbon footprint and handprint, material efficiency and recyclability. This ...

New research reveals municipal climate network’s positive impacts on local level climate work

Joining the Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities (Hinku) network has led to lower greenhouse gas emission levels in member municipalities in Finland. The majority of Hinku municipalities found that n...

Carbon footprint to steer the procurement of new construction project

In the new Kuninkaantammi residential area, there will be in near future constructed apartment buildings of which procurement was steered by a low carbon footprint. In practice, this means that in add...

Wise land use solutions bring considerable climate benefits

Municipalities and regions can cut back their climate emissions and strengthen their carbon sinks through climate-friendly agriculture and forestry practices and land use solutions. The most recent pu...

Lappeenranta and South Karelia seeking to become role models in climate work

The Canemure project is part of the long-term climate strategy of the South Karelia region and the City of Lappeenranta as well as their goal of becoming role models in climate-wise operations.

Building a lush, green city in Turku

The City of Turku aims to be carbon neutral by 2029. The Blue-Green Factor is one of the many measures used in the city’s award-winning climate work to assess the climate sustainability of yard areas....

Rauma companies see their consumption in real time – one third of emissions eliminated

Rauman Meriteollisuuskiinteistöt analyses the electricity, district heating and water consumption of its tenants. Knowing the consumption of the real estate helps discover savings.

Carbon footprint reveals the environmental load of procurement

In procurement, the use of a carbon footprint seems like a good idea: a numerical value to identify climate impact and guide procurement alongside costs. But how viable is the carbon footprint as part...

New study: The Hinku network has a positive impact on municipal climate work

Joining the Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities (Hinku) network has lowered the climate emissions of municipalities. The majority of Hinku municipalities also feel that joining the network has impro...

Discovering sustainable transport options with KULKURI calculator

With the KULKURI calculator developed by the Finnish Environment Institute, anyone can easily calculate the costs of transport without owning a car. The tool also calculates climate emissions produced...

Climate emissions of municipalities increased by less than one per cent during 2018

According to a recent calculation by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), municipal climate emissions increased by 0.6 per cent in 2018 compared to the previous year. On average, emissions from t...

Finland has launched world’s first nationwide emissions assessment including all municipalities – and the results are pointing to the right direction

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has launched a novel calculation system bringing together all the greenhouse gas emissions from different cities, municipalities and regions around the country...

Environmental footprint method to support the assessment of climate impacts of public procurements

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method developed by European Commission is used to assess the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycles. A new study by the Finnish Enviro...

Housing companies join forces for energy renovations

The Myllypuro district in Helsinki is home to an experiment to determine whether energy renovations and extension projects can be sped up by closer cooperation between housing companies.

Lappeenranta focuses on green action – households reduced their carbon footprint during a trial of sustainable everyday life

The City of Lappeenranta has launched Greenreality home activities, which encourage households to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle. The activities are based on smart resource use and carbon n...

City residents test mobility emissions trading in Lahti

As the first city in the world, Lahti began offering its residents the chance to test a personal mobility emissions trading scheme in autumn 2019. Emissions trading took place through a mobile applica...

New decade starts with five new Hinku municipalities

The Hinku network now includes over 70 Hinku municipalities and four Hinku regions, all of which are committed to reducing their emissions by 80 per cent from the 2007 levels by 2030. Five new municip...

A new emissions calculation system for Finnish municipalities – clarifying the overall picture

A calculation system for greenhouse gas emissions covering all Finnish municipalities was finally released in early February, as were the data on municipal emissions for 2005–2017 generated by the sys...


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