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Ilmasto-opas.fi is a new website bringing together climate information in Finnish under one address. The website provides information about the Finnish climate and climate change, analysed down to individual regions. The material on the website is being produced by Finland’s leading climate researchers and experts. The website content will be supplemented and developed gradually.
The website contains approximately 400 pages of reliable information about climate change, presented in an easily understandable form. Apart from scientific background information, the site presents concrete means for mitigation and adaptation. In addition to information concerning the whole of Finland, Ilmasto-opas provides more specific data at regional and local levels.
The site also includes scenarios on how climate change will affect circumstances in each region during the coming decades. Observations and models demonstrate how climate change impacts on the conditions and the environment of a selected region.
Users of the site can quickly get a general idea of the impacts of climate change throughout Finland, and they can weigh concrete measures and solutions of their choice for mitigating and adapting to climate change. Users can themselves select the region, time period and emission scenario that interest them.
Ilmasto-opas also has segments tailored for specific target groups. These take into account each group’s specific needs and viewpoint. The first segment that has been opened is targeted at municipalities and municipal residents, since municipalities play an important role in providing for and adapting to climate change.
The Ilmasto-opas.fi website is produced as a three-year EU Life+ project (LIFE07 INF/FIN/000152 CCCRP) by the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the Finnish Environment Institute and the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies of Aalto University.
The website will be maintained and developed together by several bodies, e.g. the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the Finnish Environment Institute, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, and Sitra. The articles have been checked by an editorial board with experts in various fields. Swedish and English versions of the site are also under process.