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Kokoomus plans to cut emissions by scrapping car tax

The National Coalition Party has unveiled its plans to cut traffic emissions, by scrapping car tax and enabling drivers to buy more modern, low-emissions...

Police ‘denied first aid and water’ to pepper spray protesters

A climate change activist says he was denied water, then refused first aid treatment after being blasted in the face at close range with...

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...

Sámi campaigners hand over mining petition with 37,200 signatures

A group of Sámi campaigners has handed over a petition with 37,200 names to the Ministry of Environment, protesting at plans to designate vast...

Baltic Sea Day highlights issues of heritage and environmental protection

Towns and cities along Finland's southern and western coast are joining together to celebrate the heritage of the Baltic Sea, and highlight the need...

Life’s a beach: Finland’s swimming water quality rated “excellent” by EU

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it probably is! Finland's summer swimming spots have been rated "excellent" by...

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...