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Montreal Protocol signed 30 years ago has grown into a success story in international environmental protection

Press release, September 16, 2017, Ministry of the Enviroment, Finnish Environment Institute, Finnish Meteorological Institute and Tukes
16 September marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. Thanks to the protocol, the ozone layer is now recovering and it is expected to be almost fully restored in about 50 to 70 years. All countries of the world have ratified the protocol. Read more

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Minister Tiilikainen at the Arctic Energy Summit: The long-term goal of the Paris agreement requires significant replacement of fossil fuels

2017-09-18

“The long-term goal of the Paris Agreement requires significant replacement of fossil fuels by renewables as well as enhancing energy efficiency and energy savings”, said Kimmo Tiilikainen, minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment in his opening speech at the Arctic Energy Summit held in Helsinki 18-20 September.
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Kaupunkiluontopiirros

Realising the health benefits of nature through urban planning

2017-08-24
The health and well-being impacts of contacts with nature are increasingly being discussed in relation to environmental policies in Finland and around Europe. Access to nature is important even in densely populated residential districts. Such benefits can best be realised through coherent planning. The latest policy brief published by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) lists important factors for planners to consider.
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The state of the environment in Finland 2017

Ympäristön tila noston kuva

The state of the environment in Finland 2017 - the third info package is looking at the urban nature.

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Policy Brief Urban nature

Promoting health through interaction with nature in urban areas

The health and well-being impacts of contacts with nature are increasingly being discussed in relation to environmental policies in Finland and around Europe. Access to nature is important even in densely populated residential districts. Such benefits can best be realised through coherent planning. Read more