Hinku project 16112011

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Carbon neutral municipalities - an innovative approach to climate change mitigation at local level (Presentation of the project coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute)

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Hinku project 16112011

  1. 1. Carbon Neutral Municipalities – An innovative approach to climate change mitigation at local level Finnish Environment Institute SYKE November 2011
  2. 2. Municipalities act as forerunners by working to curb their greenhouse gas emissions ahead of schedule (-80% by 2030)
  3. 3. Project details <ul><li>Initiated by CEOs and SYKE </li></ul><ul><li>Funding: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation TEKES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finnish Environment Institute (coordinator) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project phases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1st phase: October 2008 – June 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2nd phase: June 2010 – December 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans for post-2012 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions SYKE *Supoprt, expertise, measurement SOLUTIONS Energy production Land use Buildings Transport Agriculture Foodstuffs Material efficiency Consumption Carbon sinks Companies *Climate-friendly technologies and services <ul><li>COMMUNICATION OF BEST PRACTICES </li></ul><ul><li>within a network of actors </li></ul><ul><li>to media and society </li></ul>Municipal staff and decision makers Local businesses Residents MUNICIPALITY Other partners
  5. 5. Municipalities involved
  6. 6. Partners 1/2 ABB Aina Group Airwecare BaseN Oy Benviroc Biovakka Deloitte Devoi Circle Eagle Tuulivoima Ekovilla Elintarviketeollisuusliitto Energiateollisuus Enespa Fortum Green Riders Innotek Kalliokaivo Kemira Kesko Kuusakoski Lassila & Tikanoja Microsoft Muovitech Finland MW Power Naps Systems Nokia Siemens Networks Nordic AC/Hi-Log Oversol Paroc Posira PricewaterhouseCoopers Finland Raisio RemoteMX Savumax Schneider Electric Skaala Ikkunat ja Ovet Solutions Space St1 Suomen Lämpöpumpputekniikka Sybimar Turun Osuuskauppa Vacon Vahterus Vakka-Suomen Voima Vapo Vattenfall Veikkaus Windside Production Winwind Yara YIT
  7. 7. Partners 2/2 Aalto University Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities Confederation of Finnish Industries EK Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Tekes Finnish Meteorological Institute Geological Survey of Finland Lappeenranta University of Technology Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Ministry of Employment and Economy Ministry of the Environment Ministry of Transport and Communications Motiva MTT Agrifood Research Finland National Consumer Research Centre No Emission Monday Support group in the Parliament Tampere University of Technology University of Eastern Finland University of Jyväskylä V TT Technical Research Centre of Finland WWF Finland
  8. 8. Achievements during the first 3 years (2008-2011) <ul><li>Emission inventories </li></ul><ul><li>Studies on energy efficiency and renewable energy potential </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment of municipal governments </li></ul><ul><li>Emission reduction targets (80 % 2007-2030) </li></ul><ul><li>A yearly action plan included in the municipal budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Over 70 reported measures during the first two years </li></ul><ul><li>Support to local companies, organizations and residents </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot projects, side projects, surveys, events </li></ul><ul><li>Network of key actors </li></ul><ul><li>New partner municipalities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Municipal emission inventories: KASVENER model <ul><li>Municipal greenhouse gas emission inventories have been carried out with the KASVENER model, developed by SYKE for the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Improving the carbon footprint of municipal operations <ul><li>Example : District heating plant at Padasjoki </li></ul><ul><li>Padasjoki constructed a district heating plant and network in 2008. The municipal properties shifted from oil to district heating. The annual cost savings are 200 000 €, the annual emission reducion 600 tCO2. The fuels in 2009: 65 % wood chip, 25 % peat, 10 % residual fuel oil </li></ul>
  11. 11. Promoting green business <ul><li>Example : Industrial symbiosis in Uusikaupuki, Sybimar Oy </li></ul>
  12. 12. Engaging citizens in climate change mitigation <ul><li>Example : Visit tour for residents in the municipality of Ii </li></ul>
  13. 13. Keys to succes Climate change mitigation seen as an opportunity Commitment and resources in municipalities Practical tools and face-to-face guidance Actors build networks and support each other Efficient communication of good practices
  14. 14. Spreading the best practices <ul><li>HINKUmappi online service </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter Hinku </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars, meetings, international cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>HINKU project as a platform for new initiatives </li></ul>
  15. 15. HINKU Forum <ul><li>A network of forerunner actors will be created in 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Municipalities, businesses, experts etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of knowledge and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting and testing good practices in climate change mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>Planning new projects </li></ul><ul><li>Finding solutions together to move towards a carbon neutral society </li></ul>
  16. 16. www.environment.fi/hinku

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