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New funding for municipal-level climate change projects

The Ministry of Environment launched a new municipality-level initiative on Monday, to encourage more local solutions to tackle climate change. Projects will be able to...

Flight tax citizen’s initiative goes to Parliament

A citizen's initiative to add an extra cost to every plane ticket bought in Finland will be submitted to Parliament on Wednesday, after collecting...

Warm winter: January sets new weather records across the country

Warm winter temperatures in January mean that many parts of Finland saw new weather records being set. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute January was...

Government talks wrestle with carbon-neutral target practicalities

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has convened a two-day meeting of coalition government partners to discuss how Finland can transition to a carbon-neutral economy. The event...

PM in Brussels: “The new generation are expecting us to act”

Finland's new prime minister is attending her first European Council meeting since being sworn in on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters on arrival in Brussels, Sanna...

Low up-take on government, Sitra carbon footprint pledge

A year after Sitra and the government launched a ‘Commitment 2050’ website to encourage Finns to reduce their carbon footprint, only 1400 people have...

Helsinki University to offset staff air travel emissions

The University of Helsinki has become the first university in Finland to offset all carbon emissions from employee flights. The university is also updating guidelines...

Finland pledges €100 million to support green development

The Finnish government is giving €100 million over the next three years to the Green Climate Fund. The fund, which was established under the Paris...

Poll: most Finns against banning milk and meat from menus

Most people in Finland are opposed to banning milk and meat from menus at schools, elderly care homes or local government facilities in the...

Bird boxes and a wildflower meadow: Lidl set to open new...

Supermarket chain Lidl is set to open a new kind of store for the first time in Finland next year. It's the latest Finnish retailer...