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Finland showcased among the circular economy front runners in a new EEA report
News | Published: 2020-04-07

The EEA report ‘Resource efficiency and the circular economy in Europe 2019 – even more from less’ was published on 1st of April 2020. Finland has plenty of excellent examples of policies, strategies ......

Consumption and production > Finland showcased among the circular economy front runners in a new EEA report
Enhancing water quality monitoring in Colombia – international cooperation now under way
News | Published: 2020-04-03

A Finno-Colombian cooperation project aimed at improving the monitoring of water quality in Colombia was launched at the beginning of the year. The quality assurance of laboratory work is a key elemen......

Waters > Enhancing water quality monitoring in Colombia – international cooperation now under way
Road traffic is a significant source of microplastics
Press release | Published: 2020-03-24

A report compiled by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has produced a clearer picture of litter in the Finnish marine environment. On beaches close to residential areas 90% of the litter visible ......

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Maps and statistics > Road traffic is a significant source of microplastics
Sea > Road traffic is a significant source of microplastics
Delays expected at construction sites due to decrease in workforce
Press release | Published: 2020-03-20

The Government has decided to restrict the traffic at borders starting on 19 March 2020. This also concerns commuting to work across the borders. The restrictions have impacts on the Finnish construct......

Building > Delays expected at construction sites due to decrease in workforce
Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050
Press release | Published: 2020-03-11

Finland’s long-term repair construction strategy has been finalised. The strategy applies to residential and service buildings the construction of which has been completed by the beginning of 2020. Th......

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Building > Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050
Building > Eco-efficiency and energy consumption in buildings > Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050
Building > Property maintenance and repairs > Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050
Climate and air > Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050
Minister Mikkonen: Commission Action Plan for the Circular Economy an important opening to solve the sustainability crisis – Designing durable and easy-to-repair products
Press release | Published: 2020-03-11

“The Circular Economy Action Plan of the EU published by the European Commission today is an important opening to solve the sustainability crisis. It has a strong focus on sustainable product design, ......

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Climate and air > Minister Mikkonen: Commission Action Plan for the Circular Economy an important opening to solve the sustainability crisis – Designing durable and easy-to-repair products
Consumption and production > Minister Mikkonen: Commission Action Plan for the Circular Economy an important opening to solve the sustainability crisis – Designing durable and easy-to-repair products
Finland joins the ambitious European Plastics Pact
Press release | Published: 2020-03-06

Finland has signed the European Plastics Pact, where a large number of European countries, companies and associations make a commitment to acting on a voluntary basis to reduce the environmental harm ......

Consumption and production > Finland joins the ambitious European Plastics Pact
Minister Mikkonen: Commission proposal for the European Climate Law important step towards a carbon neutral Europe; the plan to update the 2030 target must come sooner than planned
Press release | Published: 2020-03-04

“The proposal for the European Climate Law given by the Commission today is an important step towards a carbon neutral EU by 2050. The European Union must lead the way in climate change mitigation and......

Climate and air > Minister Mikkonen: Commission proposal for the European Climate Law important step towards a carbon neutral Europe; the plan to update the 2030 target must come sooner than planned
Finland and 11 other Member States haste the process to tighten EU's emission reduction target
Press release | Published: 2020-03-03

Finland and 11 other EU countries call on the European Commission to tighten the EU’s emission reduction target to 2030 as soon as possible. The Environment Ministers will discuss the climate actions ......

Climate and air > Finland and 11 other Member States haste the process to tighten EU's emission reduction target
Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern
News | Published: 2020-03-03

The load of nutrients and dangerous substances is decreasing in all European maritime areas, but the impacts caused by the load have not yet been averted. Similarly, most fish stocks are beginning to ......

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Maps and statistics > Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern
Sea > Good news from the sea, but there is still cause for concern
Doctoral dissertation: Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland
Press release | Published: 2020-02-28

According to the dissertation by Mikko Savolahti, a researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, residential wood combustion causes 200 premature deaths in Finland each year. In addition, resident......

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Climate and air > Doctoral dissertation: Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland
Maps and statistics > Doctoral dissertation: Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland
Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time
News | Published: 2020-02-27

The consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions have not decreased between years 2005 and 2015 although the territorial emissions decreased substantially The majority of consumption-based emissions are......

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Climate and air > Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time
Consumption and production > Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time
etusivu_iso_kuvanosto_en
Content page | Published: 2020-02-27

Greenhouse gas emissions of the Finnish economy (125.8 Mt CO2e in total) divided by purposes in 2015. Domestic final use can be also seen as carbon footprint of Finland. The footprint was 33% big......

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Nature Panel seeks members – independent panel of scientists to promote biodiversity
Press release | Published: 2020-02-18

The mission of the Nature Panel will be clarified by dividing its tasks between the Finnish Nature Panel and the Finnish IPBES Working Group. The Finnish Nature Panel will be an independent scientific......

Nature > Nature Panel seeks members – independent panel of scientists to promote biodiversity
Important transaction concerning mires valuable for biodiversity - 700 hectares to mire protection in Helmi Habitats Programme
Press release | Published: 2020-02-17

The Ministry of the Environment, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Central Finland and Vapo Oy have concluded a significant property transaction: the State of Finland ......

Nature > Important transaction concerning mires valuable for biodiversity - 700 hectares to mire protection in Helmi Habitats Programme
EU’s new Drinking Water Directive improves the safety of water intended for human consumption
Press release | Published: 2020-02-10

The ambassadors of the EU Member States adopted 5 February a shared political agreement on the content of the new Drinking Water Directive. The new Drinking Water Directive is aimed at guaranteeing a ......

Waters > EU’s new Drinking Water Directive improves the safety of water intended for human consumption
New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005
Press release | Published: 2020-02-10

Climate emissions have decreased in nearly all Finnish municipalities since 2005. The average decrease is 15 per cent. The reduction in municipal emissions has been driven by the decline in electricit......

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Climate and air > New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005
Consumption and production > New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005
Minister Mikkonen to Barents Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in Luleå
Press release | Published: 2020-02-04

On Wednesday 5 February, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen will attend the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) Ministerial Meeting on Environment in Luleå, Sweden. At the m......

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Nature > Minister Mikkonen to Barents Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in Luleå
Status classification
Content page | Published: 2020-01-29

The ecological status of the surface waters is classified as part of river basin management planning every six years. The work is part of the implementation of the national Water Management Act (129...

Waters > State of the surface waters > Status classification
Finnish youth wish for strong international biodiversity targets and a clear plan to achieve them
Press release | Published: 2020-01-27

Young people want strong targets to be set for biodiversity, and a clear plan to achieve the targets. According to young people, important elements to be taken into account include corporate responsib......

Nature > Finnish youth wish for strong international biodiversity targets and a clear plan to achieve them

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