New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005 2020-02-10 14:33
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 electricity emissions, reforms in district heating production and the construction of wind power. Emissions from oil-fired heating have dropped at a relatively similar pace in all municipalities, resulting in a significant impact at the national level.
Climate actions took off in 2019 2019-12-18 11:49
Aiming towards carbon neutral municipalities and regions in the Canemure project took of in the year 2019. Seven regions, 14 sub-projects and national expert platform will implement climate action yet another five years.
The Hiiden Opisto institute is the emission reducer of the month 2019-11-18 18:30
The Hiiden Opisto institute was granted the Hinku act award this October. The institute chose Hinku activities as one of the themes for the 2019–2020 academic year. The institute promotes awareness of a climate-friendly lifestyle through means of teaching and information as part of the Hinku actions of the City of Lohja. The Hinku theme is strongly visible in the visual look, courses, lectures, events, and exhibitions of the institute, which operates in Lohja, Vihti, and Siuntio.
Folding bicycle makes commuting easier 2019-11-18 18:21
The Canemure subproject of the Tampere City Region pilots sustainable travel chains. The first pilot to be launched was the trial of folding and electric bikes in Orivesi in September.
Helsinki to decrease climate emissions through acquisitions 2019-11-18 18:10
The City of Helsinki was the first city in Finland and a global pioneer to examine the carbon footprint of its acquisitions. Construction and the related energy costs cover the largest part of the environmental load of acquisitions. Helsinki is also developing environmental criteria and tools to help make the city’s acquisitions more sustainable.
Building a sustainable city 2019-11-18 17:55
The Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Finnish Environment Institute aim to develop instructions for sustainable regional and urban planning, taking into consideration the mitigation of climate change and adaptation to the change. Spreading good practices to be used as part of the everyday work in urban planning is essential.
South Karelia and Pirkanmaa are the first Hinku regions 2019-11-18 17:43
The Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities (Hinku) network coordinated by The Finnish Environment Institute is strengthening. South Karelia and Pirkanmaa are the first regions to achieve the position of a Hinku region.
The network of Hinku municipalities growing at record pace 2019-07-01 16:38
A record-breaking number of new municipalities have joined the Hinku network this year. At the moment, there are 55 Hinku municipalities in Finland, with a total of over 1.3 million residents, which is over 20% of all Finns.
The Church takes an ambitious step in climate work 2019-06-26 17:20
At the start of the year, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland published a progressive climate strategy. Climate work will be done in parishes through the energy renovations of churches and the food served at confirmation schools and by protecting carbon sinks.
A small climate work miracle 2019-06-26 17:16
What makes the residents of the tiny municipality of Ii reduce the energy consumption of their homes, switch the village hall over to geothermal heat and inspire the schoolchildren in the municipality to solve the energy challenges in their schools? In the municipality of Ii, the residents are the heroes of climate work.
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