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The Finns wish to see solutions to the climate crisis among the priority themes of the next government term and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. Growing numbers of Finns have also changed their own behaviour to mitigate climate change. These are the conclusions to be made from a survey carried out by Kantar TNS, commissioned by the Steering Group for Central Government Climate Communications. The Climate Barometer 2019 survey was conducted to find out what the Finns think about climate change and climate policy before the general elections. An analysis was also made of how the views have changed since 2015. Read more 

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New estimate — every ninth species in Finland is threatened

2019-03-08
A new assessment of threatened species indicates an increasing loss of biodiversity in Finnish nature. Of the 22 000 species evaluated, 11.9% were classified as threatened, compared to 10.5% in the previous assessment. All species groups include threatened species, and the highest proportion can be found among birds and bryophytes (mosses). The primary cause of threat is the decline and deterioration of natural habitat. Much can be done to stop this development, but urgent action is needed.

Ministry of the Environment to grant half a million euros in support for climate change projects

2019-02-19
The Ministry of the Environment has opened a call for grant applications for municipal and regional projects aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by building-specific heating, machinery and equipment use, waste management, fluorinated gas use, transport and agriculture. Around half a million euros in funding has been allocated for the projects.
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