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Minister Tiilikainen: “Phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons an important step in curbing climate change”
Press release | Published: 2017-03-24

The international agreement reached in October 2016 on limiting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is moving towards national implementation....

Climate and air > Minister Tiilikainen: “Phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons an important step in curbing climate change”
Real-time monitoring of oil compounds installed in Tallinn-Stockholm ferry
Press release | Published: 2017-03-24

The EU-funded project GRACE has launched a system for real-time monitoring of oil compounds in open seawater. This kind of technology could have a great potential onboard on many types of vessels that......

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Content page | Published: 2017-03-21

© Photo: Maiju Lehtiniemi Microplastics – a risk to inland and marine waters in Finland Press realese 2017-3-21 Finnish Environment Institute The state of Finland's inland......

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Microplastics – a risk to inland and marine waters in Finland
Press release | Published: 2017-03-21

The state of Finland’s inland and marine waters has generally improved significantly over recent decades, thanks to effective water protection measures. But our waters are still under threat due to fa......

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Maps and statistics > Microplastics – a risk to inland and marine waters in Finland
Sea > Microplastics – a risk to inland and marine waters in Finland
Waters > Microplastics – a risk to inland and marine waters in Finland
The state of the environment in Finland in 2017
Content page | Published: 2017-03-16

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) will publish four new information packages during 2017. Each of the four packages will contain a thematic fact sheet review focusing on one aspect of the stat...

Maps and statistics > The state of the environment in Finland in 2017
Number of oil discharges observed at sea have remained nearly unchanged
Press release | Published: 2017-03-15

In 2016, the number of suspected illegal discharges of oil reported to Finnish authorities remained almost unchanged compared to the previous year. Eventually, 48 of the discharges were confirmed to b......

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Sea > Number of oil discharges observed at sea have remained nearly unchanged
Surveillance of illegal discharges
Content page | Published: 2013-10-25

Finland is using two Dornier aircraft to monitor oil discharges from ships within Finnish EEZ - which is also the Finnish pollution response zone. Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is responsib...

Waters > Environmental emergency response in Finland > Marine pollution response > Surveillance of illegal discharges
Surveillance of oil discharges
Content page | Published: 2014-10-14

Finland is using two Dornier aircraft to monitor oil discharges from ships within Finnish EEZ - which is also the Finnish pollution response zone. Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is responsib...

Sea > Environmental emergency response in Finland > Marine pollution response > Surveillance of oil discharges
SYKE helped to develop hydrological services in the Andes
Press release | Published: 2017-03-14

Finnish experts helped countries in the Andes region to develop their water, climate and weather services. Over the course of the multi-year project, progress was made in cooperation between the count......

Waters > SYKE helped to develop hydrological services in the Andes
EU Environment Ministers agree on the reform of the Emission Trading Directive
Press release | Published: 2017-03-02

On 28 February the EU Ministers of the Environment adopted a negotiation position on the revision of the emission trading system (ETS). Finland’s representative at the meeting was Minister of Agricult......

Climate and air > EU Environment Ministers agree on the reform of the Emission Trading Directive
Minister Tiilikainen: Finland to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2045
Press release | Published: 2017-02-21

Finland has every opportunity to serve as a model country in climate and energy policy, says Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen. Making use of the available and new solution......

Climate and air > Minister Tiilikainen: Finland to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2045
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Content page | Published: 2017-02-14

Sheep by a traditional landscape farm at Hiidenmaa, Finland. © Photo: Mirja Nylander / Metsähallitus The Finnish Shepherd Weeks concept is pursuing the award for the best European l......

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The Finnish Shepherd Weeks concept is pursuing the award for the best European landscape project
Press release | Published: 2017-02-14

The Shepherd Weeks concept established by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland unit was selected as the best landscape project in Finland in 2016 and will now be in the running for the Landscape Awa......

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Nature > The Finnish Shepherd Weeks concept is pursuing the award for the best European landscape project
Wetland rehabilitation helps dwindling waterbird populations
Press release | Published: 2017-02-09

The degradation of wetlands has led to drops in the size of many waterbird populations – even in Finland, the land of a thousand lakes. A recent study proves that measures that reduce overgrowth in th......

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Maps and statistics > Wetland rehabilitation helps dwindling waterbird populations
Nature > Wetland rehabilitation helps dwindling waterbird populations
Discover nature together during the European Heritage Days
Press release | Published: 2017-02-08

‘Discover Nature Together’ is the theme for the European Heritage Days 2017 in Finland. The year is opened today in an event held at the Ministry of the Environment. In the opening ceremony, the winne......

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Living environment and planning > Living environment > Discover nature together during the European Heritage Days
Nature > Discover nature together during the European Heritage Days
Finnish Nature League’s Wolf Ambassadors Win Biodiversity Award 2015-2016
Press release | Published: 2017-02-07

The Wolf Ambassadors of the Finnish Nature League - Luonto-Liitto won the Biodiversity Award 2015-2016 of the IUCN National Committee of Finland. The Wolf Ambassadors were awarded on 7 February 2017 i......

Nature > Finnish Nature League’s Wolf Ambassadors Win Biodiversity Award 2015-2016
International environmental protection event kicks off in Finland
Press release | Published: 2017-02-03

Finland has been exceptionally successful in securing funding for two extensive environmental protection projects by applying for the new type of financing provided through the EU’s LIFE fund. Between......

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Nature > International environmental protection event kicks off in Finland
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The new calculator shows how consumption contributes to nutrient pollution in the Baltic Sea
Press release | Published: 2017-02-03

With the calculator developed by the Finnish Environment Institute and the Natural Resources Institute Finland, consumers can determine the impacts of their consumption habits on nutrient pollution in......

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Maps and statistics > The new calculator shows how consumption contributes to nutrient pollution in the Baltic Sea
Sea > The new calculator shows how consumption contributes to nutrient pollution in the Baltic Sea
Waters > The new calculator shows how consumption contributes to nutrient pollution in the Baltic Sea
Five-day weather and flood warnings available in the new service
Press release | Published: 2017-02-01

Flood warnings from the Finnish Environment Institute have been added to the service of Finnish Meteorological Institute as a new warning type. The only flood warnings shown on the warning map are dan......

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Underwater noise in the Baltic Sea a risk for fish and marine mammals
Press release | Published: 2017-01-25

Underwater noise in the Baltic Sea has been measured for the first time. According to an international project led by the Finnish Environment Institute, the level of human-introduced underwater noise ......

Sea > Underwater noise in the Baltic Sea a risk for fish and marine mammals

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