Tag: Climate change

  • Effective protected areas needed to prevent biodiversity loss: A review

    However, a new study that collected nearly a million records of more than 1,230 invertebrate species between 1990 and 2018 suggests that these protected areas are just as vulnerable to the country’s overall decline in biodiversity. The authors found that protected areas were more species-rich than unprotected areas of the country, but both areas experienced […]

  • The Governor General of Canada is on a state visit to Finland

    The discussions between the President and the Governor General will focus on bilateral relations between Finland and Canada, security issues, climate change and Arctic cooperation. The day ends with a state dinner hosted by President Niinistö and Dr. Haukio at the Presidential Palace. Governor General Mary Simon will also meet the Prime Minister during her […]

  • The Finnish Environmental Center is renewing its organization: a vision of change in sustainable development, life within the limits of the planet

    The Finnish Environmental Center (Syke) has changed its vision in the direction of sustainable development. The change in sustainable development guides our society to quickly operate within the carrying capacity of our planet. Syke has reformed its organization and focused its expertise on finding solutions to key sustainable development challenges. At the same time, its […]

  • The EU called for increased spending to compete with the US

    Leaders of the bloc will meet next month to discuss possible responses to what they see as unfair measures Germany and France have called on the EU to increase support for domestic industry and unleash massive investment to avoid falling behind US companies in light of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which they say […]

  • Eva: 44% of Finns are ready to suspend climate action due to the energy crisis

    PUBLIC CONCERNS The climate crisis has subsided a little over the past year, reveals the value and attitude survey conducted by the Finnish Business Forum (Eva). Eve on Tuesday reported that two-thirds (66%) of those who responded to the survey consider climate change to be the greatest environmental threat of our time, which requires effective […]

  • Greta Thunberg arrested in Germany (VIDEO)

    The police dragged the Swedish climate activist away from a coal mine demonstration Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was arrested in western Germany on Tuesday. Reporters captured the moment Thunberg was taken away by riot police during a protest against the expansion of a coal mine in Luetzerath, North Rhine-Westphalia. Located between Aachen and Dsseldorf, […]

  • Greta Thunberg was arrested in Germany

    The police dragged the Swedish climate activist away from a coal mine demonstration Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was arrested in western Germany on Tuesday. Reporters captured the moment Thunberg was taken away by riot police during a protest against the expansion of a coal mine in Luetzerath, North Rhine-Westphalia. Located between Aachen and Düsseldorf, […]

  • Inflation to a 40-year high, family planning and more wind power: Finland in the world press

    In addition, Nieminen says that the rise in consumer prices started in the second half of 2021. Due to the Ukraine crisis and subsequent international sanctions, prices rose steadily in May. The main reason for inflation in 2022 was the rise in loan interest rates and the rise in food and energy prices. The peak […]

  • World Economic Forum ’23: Participants braced for profound systemic transformation

    It says a lot about this gathering that the managing directors and chairmen of most of Denmark’s largest companies – including the managers responsible for Mærsk, Carlsberg, DSV, Lego Group, Novo Nordisk, PensionDenmark, Vestas and Ørsted – will be present, but they won’t even be considered VIPs. So it’s no wonder snipers can be seen […]

  • Thousands protest in Germany against coal mine expansion

    ERKELENZ, Germany – Thousands of people demonstrated in the rain Saturday to protest the clearing and demolition of a village in western Germany to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. There was a scuffle with the police when some protesters tried to reach the edge of the mine and the village itself. […]

  • The UN organization confirmed the year 2022 as one of the warmest years

    2022 will be the eighth consecutive year (2015-2022) in which global annual temperatures have increased by at least 1°C compared to pre-industrial times, according to all data collected by WMO. The years 2015–2022 are the eight warmest years. According to the WMO’s statement, the probability that the 1.5 degree limit of the Paris Agreement will […]

  • The three Finnish parties cannot imagine governing with the Basic Finns

    “I simply don’t understand how it could be possible,” he said in the election debate hosted by Ilta-Sanomie. Minister of Education Lee Andersson (LA) and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Maria Ohisalo On Tuesday, (the Greens) ruled out coalition cooperation with the Basic Finns in the same way. Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (SFP) […]

  • Culture Round-Up: TV2’s local Copenhagen news media will take a more cosmopolitan point of view

    TV 2 Lorry, the Frederiksberg-based broadcaster that has served the 34 municipalities in Denmark’s capital region (and beyond) with news since the early 1990s, has changed its name to TV2 Kosmopol as of today. All its logos, facades and signs have been duly changed, along with its website to tv2kosmopol.dk, but the biggest change is […]

  • Culture Round-Up: TV2’s local Copenhagen news media will take a more cosmopolitan point of view

    TV 2 Lorry, the Frederiksberg-based broadcaster that has served the 34 municipalities in Denmark’s capital region (and beyond) with news since the early 1990s, has changed its name to TV2 Kosmopol as of today. All its logos, facades and signs have been duly changed, along with its website to tv2kosmopol.dk, but the biggest change is […]

  • Heat waves will become more common: Swedish expert

    STOCKHOLM, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) — Heat waves like those that enveloped Europe in recent years will certainly become more frequent and intense, and their effects will be dramatic, a Swedish expert said Wednesday. – It is worrying that we are seeing more dramatic effects than we thought only ten years ago, says Mikael Karlsson, docent […]

  • The coldest December in over a hundred years

    In December, a century-old cold record was broken in Reykjavík. Thermometers recorded the lowest temperature recorded in the capital since 1916. The meteorologist says it’s too early to tell if this is due to climate change, but we’ve certainly experienced some extreme weather in the last two months in the country. The feelings of many […]

  • A look back at the odds for Queen Margrethe II’s speeches over the years

    Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is known for her poignant and powerful speeches over the years. Her words have resonated with many and remained etched in the minds of her countrymen. For over four decades, Queen Margrethe has addressed her people on a variety of topics from politics to social issues. During this time, her […]

  • Finnish climate goals need help from consumers, says a panel of experts

    “Encouraging consumers to make climate-friendly choices faster would be a way to ensure that emission reduction goals are achieved cost-effectively.” comment Jyri Seppäläprofessor of sustainable consumption and production at the Finnish Environmental Center (Luukas). The carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption was approximately nine tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per inhabitant in 2015, which, according […]