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Municipalities’ climate emissions decreased by 7.4% in 2020 2021-08-16 9:07
According to a preliminary data calculation by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), municipalities’ total climate emissions decreased by 7.4% in 2020 compared to the previous year.
The first summer of Hyvinkää’s city bike pilot was a success despite the coronavirus 2021-08-02 13:51
The city's goal in the Canemure project is to promote low-carbon mobility solutions. The city, which belongs to the municipalities of Hinku and Fisu, has its own sustainable mobility programme until 2030. Concrete actions include shared bikes and city bike pilots.
Renewable energy investments have a significant impact on the regional economy 2021-08-02 13:36
According to a study by the Finnish Environment Institute, in addition to emission reductions, investments in renewable energy have a significant positive impact on the regional economy. The more products and services related to energy investments can be sourced from within the region, the greater the impact on the regional economy.
Municipalities have a new tool for directing emission reduction measures 2021-08-02 11:47
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has published a new greenhouse gas emission reduction planning tool that supports the climate work of municipalities and regions.
City of Lohja calculates the carbon footprint of the Lohja Housing Fair’s houses 2021-08-02 11:27
Lohja has decided to calculate the carbon footprint and carbon handprint of the houses in the Housing Fair area. For the first time, the Ministry of the Environment's updated low-carbon assessment method for buildings is in use. The comprehensive reform of the Land Use and Building Act is making it compulsory to calculate the carbon footprint of construction projects by 2025.
Development of biogas production and waste recycling in Puolanka, in Kainuu 2021-08-02 11:04
Puolanka was the first municipality in Kainuu to join the network of Hinku municipalities in December 2020. Puolanka is also included in the Energy Efficiency Agreement 2017–2025. In the background is the determined goal of a small municipality to build sustainable energy production and waste management in Kainuu.
Municipalities’ climate emissions decreased by 5.5% in 2019 2021-05-31 8:46
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 2021-04-12 9:04
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 choices have significant impact on how much emissions the construction work produces. New innovations in materials or machinery, for example, can reduce emissions in the future roadworks.
Construction emissions may now be compared – new emissions database lays foundation for statutory guidance of low-carbon construction 2021-03-01 10:15
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 information harmonises the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of buildings, facilitating low-carbon building design. The service is free of charge and open to everyone.
New research reveals municipal climate network’s positive impacts on local level climate work 2021-02-05 10:00
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 network membership has also improved the effectiveness of local climate work, according to a recent study by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE.
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