2012

21.12.2012
A discussion forum on minerals and mining industry launched in Finland by the Prime Minister Katainen

A new discussion forum www.kaivos2030.fi created by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and covering the Finnish minerals cluster was launched today with a statement by the Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen.

07.11.2012
A toolkit for responsible mining launched

A new tool to prevent and reduce risks of mining conflicts was launched by Gaia, University of Eastern Finland, Zoï Environment and Kyrgyz Mining Association today in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

29.10.2012
The Future Cleantech Forum fosters renewable energies

The Future Cleantech Forum, opened today in Geneva, Switzerland, links European energy and cleantech professionals interested in developing and implementing strategies for deploying renewable energies.

25.10.2012
Finland wants to become a leading country on sustainable mining

Round table meeting between the Prime Minister of Finland, Minister of Economic Affairs, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Labour, senior executives of mining and technology companies and other invited senior officials adopted today a joint objective to make Finland the leading country on sustainable mining. The position paper as well as the architecture of the round table was prepared by Gaia Consulting on the assignment from the Strategic Programme for Cleantech of the Government of Finland.

24.10.2012
Forchem selected as finalist for the 2012 Global Cleantech Later Stage Award

Bio-based business flourishes in Finland: Gaia’s client Forchem was named as one the most promising cleantech companies from around the world, thanks to its low-carbon products made of pine.

12.10.2012
Finnish cleantech companies have much to offer to developing countries

Finnish water, energy and ICT technologies and consultancy services could play an important role in designing and constructing green growth for example in African and Latin American countries which suffer from the impacts of climate change but benefit from quick economic development, as discussed in a conference organised by the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK).

08.10.2012
Energy Saving Week in Finland: Gaia challenges its clients to become climate positive (in Finnish)

Gaia osallistuu valtakunnalliseen Energiansäästöviikkoon haastamalla yhteistyökumppaninsa vaikuttamaan ilmastoon myönteisesti.

02.10.2012
Energywise city planning to save millions of euros (in Finnish)

Jos kaikkien uusien alueiden kaavoitus tehtäisiin kuten Porvoon Skaftkärrissä, kunnat säästäisivät jopa 2 miljardia euroa vuoteen 2020 mennessä, osoittaa tänään julkaistu Gaian Sitralle tekemä arvio.

26.09.2012
Gaia goes climate positive

Gaia joined today the The Climate Partners network and made a bold commitment to compensate for its climate emissions by 200% starting in 2012.

14.09.2012
Finland has great potential to use more local fish (in Finnish)

Gaian WWF Suomelle teettämä tuore raportti kertoo, että Itämeren kalaa, kuten särkikaloja ja silakkaa, voisi syödä nykyistä paljon enemmän kalakantojen vaarantumatta. Itämeren kaloilla voitaisiin myös korvata ulkomailta tuotua kalaa. Pienistä särkikaloista ja silakasta voitaisiin myös valmistaa kalanrehua, jolloin rehukaloja ei tarvitsisi rahdata maailman meriltä.

06.09.2012
A new scoping study launched on financing climate adaptation-mitigation synergy activities

Impacts of increasing climate variability and the scientific evidence of accelerating climate change require increased and urgent measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

05.09.2012
The Future of Mining in Finland

Minister of Employment and the Economy, Mr. Jyri Häkämies convenes a roundtable meeting in Helsinki on 24 October to discuss the Future of Mining in Finland. CEOs from leading mining and mineral corporations, politicians, authorities and key mining stakeholders have been invited to take part.

29.08.2012
A Summit on biomimicry – the business link to biodiversity

Top scientists and business leaders gathered today in Zurich to discuss how biomimicry – nature inspired innovation and design – has the potential to be a key driver of economic growth and the transition into a more energy and resources efficient economy.

09.07.2012
Sustainable growth and well-being in 2030 – Finnish Government guidelines for the foresight report (in Finnish)

Suomen kestävä kasvu ja kansalaisten hyvinvointi vuonna 2030 ovat teemana hallituksen tämän vaalikauden tulevaisuusselonteossa, jonka ennakointivaiheen toteutuksessa Gaia on mukana.

19.06.2012
Rock concert for 4 tons of carbon dioxide (in Finnish)

Gaia selvitti rockyhtye Sunrise Avenuen festarikeikan hiilijalanjäljen.

18.06.2012
The gaming company Veikkaus cuts its carbon footprint by about one-fifth (in Finnish)

Veikkaus alkaa kompensoida yritystoiminnastaan aiheutuvia hiilidioksipäästöjä, joita se on Gaian tuoreiden laskelmien mukaan onnistunut vähentämään esimerkiksi siirtymällä käyttämään vihreää sähköä.

07.06.2012
Finland to save billions of euros through the Energy Programme of the Finnish Innovation Fund (in Finnish)

The Energy Programme of Sitra will bring about savings worth of 1,2 billion Euros annually from 2020 onwards for Finland, as shown by the newly published evaluation made by Gaia.

06.06.2012
United Nations awards Gaia for promoting and applying Chemical Leasing

Gaia received a highly respected international award for consulting in the development of an innovative and sustainability enhancing business model, chemical leasing.

01.06.2012
Reducing carbon footprint with lightweight bottles

Small and medium-sized companies can enhance their sustainability and reduce their climate impacts with long-span work over value chains, shows Gaia’s client Finn Spring.

18.05.2012
Gaia’s improved cook stove project generates results in Ethiopia

The project has contributed to green house gas mitigation and deforestation reduction by reducing fire wood consumption by up to 70 % in 100 schools and several universities and prisons.

10.05.2012
Towards sustainable municipalities (in Finnish)

Gaian messuosastolla kuntien ilmastokonferenssissa Tampereella arvioitiin Ekotukitoiminnan säästövaikutuksia.

03.05.2012
New tool in making to mitigate and prevent mining conflicts

A workshop organised today with mining companies, NGOs and national government officials in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, agrees on the urgency to develop applicable tools to advance responsible mining.

24.04.2012
Forchem to be at the forefront of low-carbon solutions

Gaia’s new carbon footprint calculations on Forchem’s products provide backbone for the company’s competitive strategy as being a forerunner in climate-friendly solutions.

18.04.2012
A new Climate Partners network formed by the City of Helsinki and business sets ambitious plans for mitigating climate change

Gaia spars the establishment of the Climate Partners network, which aims to bring pioneer organizations together to develop new solutions to combat global warming as well as find new business opportunities.

16.04.2012
Technology solutions for disaster management

Gaia presents an interesting opportunity for Finnish companies through bringing Beijing Sanxing Automobile Co., Ltd to Finland to discuss technology solutions such as snow removal.

05.04.2012
The new university law in Finland has affected strategic and human resources management (suomeksi)

Strategisen johtamisen ote suomalaisissa yliopistoissa on vahvistunut mutta henkilökunta on tyytymätön uuteen henkilöstöpolitiikkaan, ilmeni Gaian laatimassa selvityksessä.

04.04.2012
Gaia enters in partnership with global biomimicry initiative

Gaia has entered in partnership with Foundation for Global Sustainability (FFGS) and swisscleantech, in order to create awareness and engage stakeholders on the emerging topic of biomimicry – nature inspired innovation and design.

21.03.2012
Sustainability of the mining industry can be improved (in Finnish)

Kaivosalan vastuullisuus on tänään Helsingissä esillä Finnish Business & Societyn (FiBS) ja kestävän kehityksen asiantuntijayhtiö Gaian aamuseminaarissa, jossa kaivostoimintaa tarkastellaan yhteiskuntavastuun näkökulmasta.

15.03.2012
Substantial potential to use more renewable energy in the municipality of Lieto (in Finnish)

Liedon kunnan Gaialta tilaama uusiutuvan energian kuntakatselmus osoitti, että kunnan alueella voidaan lähes kaksinkertaistaa uusiutuvan energian käyttö nykyisestä.

29.02.2012
Making global infrastructure solutions more sustainable

The Sustainable Infrastructure Financing Summit 2012, held 21–22 February in Basel, Switzerland, brought together more than 300 leading finance institutions, regulators, city officials and infrastructure developers from around the world to assess policy options enhance more sustainable infrastructure, and to review innovative infrastructure projects.

22.02.2012
Gaia analyses the impacts of the university reform in Finland

Maaliskuussa julkaistava selvitys valottaa yliopistomaailmaan vahvasti vaikuttaneen muutoksen onnistumisia ja kipukohtia.

03.02.2012
A new Gaia study: Positive climate impacts through digitalization of permits related to land use and building

Rakennetun ympäristön lupapalveluiden sähköistämisellä voidaan Gaian ympäristöministeriölle tekemän tuoreen selvityksen mukaan saavuttaa jopa 40 prosentin säästöt hiilidioksidipäästöissä.

27.01.2012
SOLVED expert service aims to be the world's leading cleantech community

The new portal integrates top cleantech companies – among them Gaia – customers and media as well as problems and solutions into a dynamic online expert service.

19.01.2012
Gaia analyses: District heating is the most cost-effective solution in the new Koukkuranta neighbourhood (in Finnish)

ECO2-hankkeen, Vuores-projektin ja Tampereen Kaukolämpö Oy:n Gaialta tilaama selvitys Koukkurannan lämpöenergiaratkaisuista osoitti, että perinteinen kaukolämpö on kustannustehokkain ratkaisu Koukkurannan alueella.