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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

Latest news of the Ministry of the Environment

Environment Ministers to agree on the LULUCF regulation

The EU Ministers of the Environment meet in Luxembourg on Friday 13 October to discuss effort sharing in the non-ETS sectors under the 2030 climate package and the so-called LULUCF regulation.
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Latest news of the Finnish Environment Institute

Fixing electronics

Swan Ecolabel to promote circular economy

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel could be further developed with the aim of promoting a circular economy by setting criteria for recycled products and environmentally friendly sharing economy services. Requirements could also be set for products with respect to upgradability, multi-functionality, and modularity.

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.


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