Watching The Finnish… 44/2009 (October 26 – November 1)

Finnish coverage of foreign climate change news

The following topics were mentioned:

Most European palm oil buyers fail sustainability test
See WWF
Improved Attribution of Climate Forcing to Emissions
See Science
Climate change and environmental impacts on coastal communities in Australia
See Parliament of Australia

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Finnish climate change news

Prime Minister’s Office: The foresight report outlines long-term climate and energy policy: Towards a thriving low-carbon Finland. “The target of the foresight report is a shift to a thriving low-carbon society in which emissions have been reduced by at least 80 per cent from the 1990 level by 2050 as part of a wider international effort.”

Finnish Vehicle Administration: “Environment-friendliness of Finnish drivers drops from last year” (in Finnish)

Helsingin Sanomat: During recession motorists consider price, not environment, when choosing car

Helsingin Sanomat: Fennovoima model of two smaller nuclear reactors interests decision-makers

Yle: Industry Wants More Nuclear Power

Yle: Old Bread Becomes New Fuel

VTT (via AlphaGalileo): Assessing the sustainability of liquid biofuels from evolving technologies. A Finnish approach

Laura Arppe / University of Helsinki: Isotopic records of terrestrial ice age environments in mammoth bioapatite

Kai Rasmus / University of Helsinki: Optical Studies of the Antarctic Glacio-Oceanic System

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