Mitigating climate change

The mitigation or prevention of climate change refers to the actions that decrease the greenhouse gas emissions. The key factors in climate change mitigation are conserving energy, using it more efficiently and replacing fossil fuels with forms of renewable energy (such as wood fuel, water power, wind power and solar energy).

The role of municipalities in the mitigation of climate change remains essential, as all operations causing emissions are carried out in the municipalities and within their borders. However, Helsinki, for example, is only able to directly affect about 15 percent of the emissions in its region. Land use planning and traffic planning provide ways to decrease carbon dioxide emissions of not just city organization but the whole urban area.

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Energy company Helen towards a climate-neutral future

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The Harakka Island and Viikki Environment house – small-scale energy production

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mySMARTLife  smart and energy efficient living in Merihaka and Kalasatama

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Climate Street – new energy and small miracles

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Climate-smart Helsinki – towards more sustainable city planning

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Streetcars and metro utilising green electricity

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City bikes are the best way to move in the downtown

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Parking advantages for low-emission cars

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Environmental management in the city administration

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Partnership through Climate Partners network

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Waste reduction and recycling conserve natural resources

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