Proposals for measures

Reduce and Refuse, Recycle and Replace – Plastics Roadmap for Finland

Press release, October 16, 2018, Ministry of the Environment
The Plastics Roadmap for Finland, prepared by a cooperation group appointed for this purpose, has been submitted to Minister Tiilikainen. The roadmap is the first step towards a new, sustainable plastic economy. Of the more than 100 proposals made, the roadmap now presents a set of key actions to find solutions to challenges caused by plastics. Read more of the plastics roadmap

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Arctic Council meeting of environment ministers ends with talks about future cooperation

2018-10-23
The Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting held in Rovaniemi 11-12 October ended with discussions about cooperation in addressing climate change, protecting biodiversity and preventing pollution in the Arctic region.
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Changes in snow coverage threatens biodiversity of Arctic nature

2018-10-23
Many of the plants on northern mountains depend on the snow melting late in spring and summer. Snow provides shelter from winter extreme events for plants but at the same time it limits the length of the growing season, which prevents more southern plants to establish. This is why the reduced snow cover may be an even larger threat to the Arctic plants than rising temperatures.
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Policy Brief

A future the planet can accommodate
Respecting the limits of the earth is prerequisite for the well-being of humanity. Read more

 

Monitoring and assessment of environmental impacts of chemical spills in the Baltic Sea

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This publication resulting from the project is intended to guide authorities responsible for post-spill environmental monitoring and assessment, and to help them to understand how complex issues they might be dealing with due to the wide range of chemicals currently transported. The main goal of the publication is to create better preparedness for establishing an effective post-spill monitoring programme especially in the Baltic Sea, area and it is primarily targeted at decision-makers responsible for the planning and implementation of environmental monitoring after a sudden chemical spill at sea. Read more