Watching The Finnish… December 2012

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Meteorological Institute: A mild November ended in a blizzard (Finnish weather in November 2012)

Yle: Antti leaves trail of snow drifts across Finland

Yle: Antti causes 10 million in forestry damage

Yle: Southern Finland due for snowiest Christmas in decades

Yle: Capital region set to miss December snow record

Yle: NGOs criticize Doha conference and Finland’s climate policy

Yle: Environment Minister: Lead role for Finland in emissions reduction

Statistics Finland: Greenhouse gas emissions decreased from the year before in 2011

Statistics Finland: Total energy consumption fell by 5 per cent in 2011

Statistics Finland: One-half of wood material used in Finland is burned

Statistics Finland: Value of the environmental goods and services sector close to EUR 12 billion

Yle: Cyber attacks, climate change outlined in new defence report

Yle: TVO unperturbed by nuclear reactor’s spiralling cost estimates

Good News from Finland: Helsinki gets green with electric and hybrid busses

Good News from Finland: VTT awarded for bio-oil development work (see also the VTT press release)

VTT: Improving enzymatic conversion of lignocellulose to platform sugars

VTT: Assessing the uncertainties of climate policies and mitigation measures. Viewpoints on biofuel production, grid electricity consumption and differentiation of emission reduction commitments

Aalto University: Sustainable business innovation adds firms’ market value

Ari Asmi: Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on Atmospheric Aerosol Variability (doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki)

Ari Rajasärkkä and Raimo Virkkala: Preserving species populations in the boreal zone in a changing climate: contrasting trends of bird species groups in a protected area network (see also the Pensoft press release)

Milla Johansson et al.: Global sea level rise scenarios adapted to the Finnish coast