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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...

Baltic Sea NGOs oppose ‘unscientific’ EU fishing quotas

The Baltic Sea Fisheries Forum BALTFISH is taking a stand against the European Commission's proposals for fishing quotas in the region. Meeting in Helsinki this...

Investigation: Neste biofuel link to orangutan habitat destruction

A damning new report has found widespread destruction of orangutan habitats around palm mills in Indonesia - and four of the worst sites are...

Survey: Finns particularly unwilling to pay more for food, to fight...

Only 1-in-10 people in Finland would be willing to pay more for food products, even if it helped reduce climate emissions. That's the result of...

Soaring white tail numbers lift Finland’s sea eagles out of the...

Finland's population of white tailed sea eagles, once on the brink of extinction, have made a remarkable recovery. New figures from the WWF show that...