Climate change in Helsinki

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The ongoing climate change affects the conditions in Finland and the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, and the climate has already changed.

The biggest risks caused by climate change in Helsinki include floods, the changing winter climate and the increase in slippery weather, health risks caused by heat, and threats to biodiversity. The City of Helsinki implements the Carbon-neutral Helsinki Action Plan, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality. In addition, Helsinki is preparing for the
 inevitable social, health, social and environmental impacts of climate change.

The intensity of the change depends on the emissions, which is why mitigating climate change is a priority. However, adapting to changing circumstances is also necessary at the same time.