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Professor Janne Kotiaho appointed as chair of Finnish national IPBES panel
Press release | Published: 2019-01-18

“The Panel is finding solutions for questions that will decide the fate of humankind”, says professor....

Nature > Professor Janne Kotiaho appointed as chair of Finnish national IPBES panel
The new assessment of Finland’s threatened habitat types was a major effort for the science community
Press release | Published: 2018-12-18

The assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland, published on 18 December, is a complete description of the current state of all habitat types found in Finland, from the Baltic Sea all the way t......

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Nature > The new assessment of Finland’s threatened habitat types was a major effort for the science community
Finnish automotive sector industry and the State conclude a Green Deal
Press release | Published: 2018-11-28

The Finnish automotive sector, Ministry of Transport and Communications and Ministry of the Environment concluded a voluntary Green Deal on 22 November 2018. The Green Deal for the benefit of the clim......

Climate and air > Finnish automotive sector industry and the State conclude a Green Deal
Countries all over the world seek means to halt loss of biodiversity – UN biodiversity conference starts in Egypt
Press release | Published: 2018-11-13

Delegations from more than 190 countries will convene in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on 17–29 November at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. The......

Nature > Countries all over the world seek means to halt loss of biodiversity – UN biodiversity conference starts in Egypt
Environmental impact assessment
Content page | Published: 2017-05-17

Projects The environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure aims at reducing or preventing the negative environmental impact of projects. Examples of projects include highways, landfill site...

Forms, permits and environmental impact assessment > Environmental impact assessment
Arctic Council meeting of environment ministers ends with talks about future cooperation
Press release | Published: 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......

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Nature > Arctic Council meeting of environment ministers ends with talks about future cooperation
Kotka National Urban Park is Finland’s best landscape project 2018
Press release | Published: 2018-10-19

The Kotka National Urban Park was today presented with the award for Finland's best landscape project 2018. The urban park is a magnificent combination of parks, waterways and the finest architectural......

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Living environment and planning > Kotka National Urban Park is Finland’s best landscape project 2018
Nature > Kotka National Urban Park is Finland’s best landscape project 2018
Finland hosts an Arctic Environment Super Week in Rovaniemi
Press release | Published: 2018-10-05

One of the largest events of Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council takes place in Rovaniemi next week as the Arctic Biodiversity Congress brings about 450 experts on Arctic affairs to the city.......

Nature > Finland hosts an Arctic Environment Super Week in Rovaniemi
Finland published a new strategy for building a water-secure world
News | Published: 2018-08-22

The Finnish Water Way is Finland’s new strategy for building a water-secure world. ...

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Waters > Finland published a new strategy for building a water-secure world
Earth Overshoot Day is today
Press release | Published: 2018-08-01

Today, Wednesday, 1 August, people have used up all the resources the Earth can regenerate. It takes us only seven months to exhaust the natural resources that should last for the whole year. The bigg......

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Consumption and production > Earth Overshoot Day is today
The world needs a global deal on chemicals say ministers and vice-ministers from eight countries
News | Published: 2018-07-13

Chemicals are everywhere in our daily lives. Since 1950, more than 140 000 new chemicals and pesticides have been synthesized. Chemical substances have contributed greatly to our prosperity. However, ......

Consumption and production > The world needs a global deal on chemicals say ministers and vice-ministers from eight countries
Finland to chair the Helsinki Commission – Aiming for an ambitious and feasible Baltic Sea Action Plan
Press release | Published: 2018-07-02

The key task for Finland’s Chairmanship is to update the Baltic Sea Action Plan. Also on the agenda is the preparation of a regional nutrient recycling strategy for the Baltic Sea and further analysis......

Sea > Finland to chair the Helsinki Commission – Aiming for an ambitious and feasible Baltic Sea Action Plan
Maritime spatial planning
Content page | Published: 2018-05-02

Foto: Pirjo Ferin @ YHA Maritime spatial plans are to be prepared for the territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone of Finland by the end of March 2021. The three plans will cover ...

Living environment and planning > Maritime spatial planning
Real estate and construction sector should follow international information management standards – annual savings up to EUR 300 million to be achieved
Press release | Published: 2018-04-30

Following common international standards in information management would significantly improve the profitability of the real estate and construction sector. It could also increase cooperation among th......

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Building > Real estate and construction sector should follow international information management standards – annual savings up to EUR 300 million to be achieved
Housing > Real estate and construction sector should follow international information management standards – annual savings up to EUR 300 million to be achieved
The Ministry of the Environment experiments with a new way to develop legislation – Lakiklinikka.fi guides and collects feedback
Press release | Published: 2018-04-13

Lakiklinikka.fi online service under the KIRA-digi Project offers legal advice to projects that promote digitalisation in the real estate and construction sector free of charge. Information is also co......

Building > The Ministry of the Environment experiments with a new way to develop legislation – Lakiklinikka.fi guides and collects feedback
Consumption of plastic carrier bags declines rapidly in the retail sector
Press release | Published: 2018-04-09

An agreement made between the Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Commerce Federation has rapidly reduced the consumption of plastic carrier bags and lightweight plastic bags in the retail sec......

Consumption and production > Consumption of plastic carrier bags declines rapidly in the retail sector
Children and young people search for European narratives in their immediate surroundings
News | Published: 2018-03-27

  Finnish concept extended to the whole of Europe to honour the European Year of Cultural Heritage The Cultural Heritage Makers is a competition designed in Finland to inspire c......

Living environment and planning > Living environment > Cultural environment > Children and young people search for European narratives in their immediate surroundings
Competence centre to boost sustainable and innovative public procurement
Press release | Published: 2018-03-15

KEINO, a networked Competence Centre founded to increase sustainable and innovative public procurement, has been launched. KEINO aims to improve the effectiveness and quality of public procurement and......

Consumption and production > Competence centre to boost sustainable and innovative public procurement
Last KIRA-digi experimental project application now open – EUR one million still available for new digital experiments
Press release | Published: 2018-03-06

The sixth and last application round for KIRA-digi projects is open until 5 April 2018. In this round, about EUR one million will be handed out to experiments that promote digitalisation in the real e......

Building > Last KIRA-digi experimental project application now open – EUR one million still available for new digital experiments
Khibiny National Park in Murmansk added to the Green Belt of Fennoscandia
Press release | Published: 2018-03-02

The new Khibiny National Park is located about 100 kilometres from the Finnish border, in the central part of the Kola Peninsula. The national park belongs to the Green Belt of Fennoscandia that is co......

Nature > Khibiny National Park in Murmansk added to the Green Belt of Fennoscandia

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