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Survey: Most Finns consider their lives to be ecological and sustainable

Most Finns consider that they live an ecological life, according to a new survey carried out by e2 Research and the University of Vaasa. However...

Hunger strikers take climate change message to parliament

A group of protesters is hoping their peaceful but jarring hunger strike action sends a clear message to the Finnish government that more action...

Green ideas: How to rebuild Finland after the pandemic, with a...

As Finland looks ahead to a period of economic rebuilding and societal recovery after the worst months of the coronavirus crisis, ministers have repeatedly...

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...