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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...

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities

An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland sees the region as a commodity,...

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...

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...

Finland struggles to shift away from fossil fuels

Finland is struggling to shift away from fossil fuels and replace coal, natural gas, oil and peat with renewable energy sources. According to the latest...

Power to the people: Helsinki divides up more than €4 million...

The people of Finland's capital have spoken: they want more trees, more benches and more trash cans. And thanks to a new initiative, where citizens...

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...

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...

Kayak activists block giant cruise ship at Hernesaari port

A flotilla of environmental activists in kayaks have blocked the departure of a giant cruise ship from the Port of Helsinki's Hernessari harbour. The Extinction...