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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...

Helsinki’s million euro energy challenge seeks global answers to local problem

The city of Helsinki has launched a competition with a one million euro prize pot, to find a sustainable heating solution for the capital. Mayor Jan...

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...

Significant fall in Finland’s carbon sink reserves

Despite an ambitious target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035, the latest data on Finland's carbon sinks and forests is not encouraging. Statistics Finland shows...

Black Friday: Increased prices aim to highlight sustainable consumerism

Peak consumerism hits Finland this week as retailers try to boost their sales around the Black Friday frenzy - a tradition imported from America...

Climate strike protests bring thousands to Finland’s streets

Thousands of people took part in rallies at more than 20 locations around Finland on Friday to raise awareness of the climate crisis, and...

Krista Mikkonen: EU countries “moving towards” 2050 carbon neutral goal

Environment and Climate Change Minister Krista Mikkonen (Green) thinks that all of the EU countries can find common ground to agree a 2050 deadline to...

WATCH: 10-metre tall plastic pile signals environment concerns

A 10-metre tall pile of plastic waste has grown overnight in Helsinki. Situated between Parliament and Oodi Central Library in Kansalaistori, 'Plastic Mama' is an...