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European Business and Nature Summit kicks off in Madrid
Press release | Published: 2019-11-07

The European Business and Nature Summit is taking place on 7–8 November in Madrid. The meeting will bring businesses together to present their views for the preparation of new international biodiversi......

Nature > European Business and Nature Summit kicks off in Madrid
Research project explores the use of gypsum in fields as a measure for protecting the Baltic Sea
Press release | Published: 2019-11-07

This year, the Ministry of the Environment is launching a research and development project to promote the gypsum treatment of fields in the countries around the Baltic Sea. The aim is to reduce nutrie......

Sea > Research project explores the use of gypsum in fields as a measure for protecting the Baltic Sea
Kotka National Urban Park receives honourable mention in European landscape project competition
Press release | Published: 2019-10-23

The Kotka National Urban Park was given an honourable mention in the Council of Europe's Landscape Award competition. The urban park is a magnificent combination of parks, waterways and the finest arc......

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Innovations, latest scientific knowledge and state of the circular economy on the agenda in Helsinki, 30 September–1 October
Press release | Published: 2019-09-24

The conference European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy will be held between 30 September and 1 October 2019 in Helsinki, Finland with a view to presenting the state of the circular economy and ......

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Finland aims to improve water quality in the Baltic Sea by applying gypsum to fields
Press release | Published: 2019-09-16

The Finnish Ministry of the Environment is enhancing the protection of the Baltic Sea by launching a research project on the gypsum treatment of fields. The object of the project is to promote the use......

Sea > Finland aims to improve water quality in the Baltic Sea by applying gypsum to fields
Negotiations begin on new targets for halting biodiversity loss – revised objectives under preparation for 2030, 2040 and 2050
Press release | Published: 2019-08-30

Negotiations for a new global biodiversity framework and associated targets began on 27-30 August in Nairobi, Kenya. The framework will include long and short-term measures to promote biodiversity....

Nature > Negotiations begin on new targets for halting biodiversity loss – revised objectives under preparation for 2030, 2040 and 2050
Tighter rules on international trade in endangered species – stronger protection for elephants and endangered marine species
Press release | Published: 2019-08-28

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ended today on 28 August, after taking significant steps towards protecting......

Nature > Tighter rules on international trade in endangered species – stronger protection for elephants and endangered marine species
Assessment of the status of Finland’s waters: Status of lakes and rivers about the same as before, coastal waters have deteriorated
Press release | Published: 2019-08-27

A new assessment of the ecological status of surface waters in Finland shows that 87% of the surface area of our lakes and 68% of our rivers are in good or very good condition. Eutrophication is still......

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Air pollution control
Content page | Published: 2013-08-22

Clean air is essential for the wellbeing of people and other living organisms. Air pollution control policies are aimed at safeguarding a healthy and pleasant living environment and maintaining viabl...

Climate and air > Air pollution control
Today is Earth Overshoot Day – Circular economy offers solutions for the sustainable use of natural resources
Press release | Published: 2019-07-29

As of today, 29 July, we have consumed more renewable natural resources than the Earth will produce this year. We have consumed these natural resources in less than seven months, although they should ......

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Applying for a right-of-occupancy apartment
Content page | Published: 2013-10-22

The applicants for right-of-occupancy housing produced through State-subsidised schemes must fulfil certain criteria. The residents of houses produced with other financing schemes are selected by hous...

Housing > Right-of-occupancy housing > Applying for a right-of-occupancy apartment
Information on housing support for municipalities
Content page | Published: 2013-10-22

The regulations, guidelines and recommendations of the built environment department are published as municipal letters. In addition to this, municipal letters contain the Governmental decisions and de...

Housing > Housing allowances > Information on housing support for municipalities
Right-of-occupancy housing
Content page | Published: 2013-10-22

Right-of-occupancy housing is an alternative to rented housing and owner-occupied housing. To receive right of occupancy, the resident must make a right-of-occupancy agreement and pay part of the pur...

Housing > Right-of-occupancy housing
EU environment and climate ministers: EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy
Press release | Published: 2019-07-12

The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular e......

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Biodiversity loss must be stopped – strong call for action on behalf of nature from ministers of the environment in Trondheim
Press release | Published: 2019-07-02

Together with ministers of the environment from 13 other countries, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen issued a strong call on behalf of biodiversity at the Trondheim Confe......

Nature > Biodiversity loss must be stopped – strong call for action on behalf of nature from ministers of the environment in Trondheim
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Mikkonen to visit Trondheim for biodiversity conference
Press release | Published: 2019-07-01

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen will travel to Trondheim for a conference dealing with biodiversity to be held on Tuesday 2 July. The meeting, now organised for the nint......

Nature > Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Mikkonen to visit Trondheim for biodiversity conference
Greenhouse Gas Inventory system in Finland
Content page | Published: 2013-12-17

Statistics Finland is the authority responsible for national greenhouse gas inventory system in Finland. Statistics Finland is also responsible for the quality management and development of emission ...

Climate and air > Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions > Greenhouse Gas Inventory system in Finland
Expanding the Natura 2000 network and verifying the data on Natura 2000 areas
Content page | Published: 2019-05-09

Expanding the Natura 2000 network and verifying the data on Natura 2000 areas On 5 December 2018, the Government decided on Finland’s proposal and notification on the expansion of the Natura 200......

Nature > Protected areas > Natura 2000 areas in Finland > Expanding the Natura 2000 network and verifying the data on Natura 2000 areas
Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions
Content page | Published: 2013-12-17

The monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions is the basis for the evaluation, planning and monitoring of climate policy. Monitoring and reporting can be used to make sure that the agreed ...

Climate and air > Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions
Ministry of the Environment investigates the use of plastics in buildings – ARA, Senate Properties and the University of Helsinki studying how to reduce the use of plastics in their construction projects
Press release | Published: 2019-04-05

A study by the Ministry of the Environment on the use of plastics in residential buildings and day-care centres reveals that plastics can be found in all parts of buildings. The amount of plastics in ......

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