Watching The Finnish… 36/2009 (August 31 – September 6)

Finnish coverage of foreign climate change news

The following topics were mentioned:

The first comprehensive assessment of the health of the Great Barrier Reef and its outlook
See Australian Government : Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts
Recent warming reverses long-term Arctic cooling of more than 2000 years
See Science

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Finnish climate change news

Yle: Climate Rally Calls for Reduction in Emissions

Yle: Poll: Over Half of Finns Oppose Additional Nuclear Power Reactors

Yle: Energy Tax Relief for Industry?, also mentioning plans regarding nuclear power

Helsingin Sanomat: Finnish companies trying for breakthrough in harnessing wave power

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland: Minister Väyrynen: Finland actively involved in the development of climate services

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland: New policies on development cooperation in practice

The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK): “Finnish forest biomass should be used for district heating in the city of Helsinki” (in Finnish). Osmo Soininvaara comments in his blog (in Finnish) that instead of Helsinki, forest biomass should first be used to replace peat in power plants that are located closer to forests than Helsinki is. This would take both logistics and greenhouse gas emissions into consideration.

Greenpeace Finland: “City of Vantaa receives a petition against using palm oil biodiesel in public transport” (in Finnish)

Finnish Meteorological Institute: “August 2009 warmer and drier than average in the entire country, hot in Lapland” (in Finnish)

Foreign news about Finland

Green Inc.: More Delays at Finnish Nuclear Plant

Climate Progress: The Nukes of (legal) Hazard, Episode 5: Areva threatens work stoppage at Finnish nuke