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Strong focus on nature conservation in the 2021 Budget

Press release, September 18, 2020 Ministry of the Environment
The Government budget session confirmed that funding for nature conservation will stay at a record high level. Next year the funding targeted to nature conservation will be EUR 100 million higher than in the beginning of the government term. The funds will be used e.g. to implement the habitats protection, restoration and management programme ‘Helmi’ and the Forest Biodiversity Programme for Southern Finland (METSO).

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Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen: Budget brings welcome boost to climate work

2020-09-18
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen is very happy with the outcome. “The government budget session has decided on a number of concrete steps towards a carbon-neutral Finland. This package will give the much-needed boost to emission reductions and support the recovery of the natural environment. At the same time we will ensure a just transition and the future prospects of Finland’s business sector by supporting the transition into a green economy."
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Microalgae, which keep the planet alive, have more complex and fascinating life than we have known

2020-09-17
Single-celled algae are traditionally thought to reproduce simply by asexual cell division. Lumi Haraguchi´s discovery proves otherwise.
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New website

MarineFinland.fi - The treasure trove of Finnish marine data

Everything you wanted to know about the Baltic Sea is now in one place. MarineFinland.fi gathers sea data and knowledge from nine Finnish organizations and institutes.

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Good practices for take-back and disposal of unused pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region
Project identified 21 good practices and recommendations for take-back and disposal of unused pharmaceuticals and other pharmaceutical waste and for promoting the rational use of pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region. Read more: Good practices for take-back and disposal of unused pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region (helda).

 

Environmental impacts need to be taken into account in nutrition recommendations
Increasing the share of vegetables, legumes, and fish in people’s diets helps mitigate climate change, while reducing the loss of biodiversity. Both nutritional and ecological sustainability need to be considered in the Finnish nutrition recommendations. Read more: SYKE Policy Brief Environmental impacts need to be taken into account in nutrition recommendations (issuu).