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Environmental footprint method to support the assessment of climate impacts of public procurements 2020-04-17 12:10
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 Environment Institute (SYKE) proposes that this method is suitable also to be used to evaluate the climate impacts of public procurements.
Housing companies join forces for energy renovations 2020-04-15 10:27
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 2020-04-15 8:26
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 neutrality.
City residents test mobility emissions trading in Lahti 2020-04-09 14:16
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 application that identified the user’s mode of transport.
New decade starts with five new Hinku municipalities 2020-04-09 12:55
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 municipalities – Sastamala, Ylivieska, Seinäjoki, Hartola and Turku – came on board at the beginning of the new decade, in 2020. Welcome!
A new emissions calculation system for Finnish municipalities – clarifying the overall picture 2020-04-09 12:34
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 system. This was an eagerly awaited release.
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.
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