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The decline in natural biodiversity can be stopped
Press release | Published: 2020-05-12

This decade, Finland has for the first time a real chance to significantly reverse the decline in biodiversity. In the last 25 years, many new ways have been found to restore nature. Halting the deter......

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Juhani Damski appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment
Press release | Published: 2020-05-07

Juhani Damski has been appointed as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment. Damski’s five-year term as the Permanent Secretary starts on 1 June 2020. He comes to the Ministry of th......

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Ban on gillnet fishing to protect Saimaa ringed seal into force on 15 April
Press release | Published: 2020-04-21

The ban that entered into force on 15 April 2020 prohibits gillnet fishing in habitats important for the Saimaa ringed seal and its pups until the end of June. The ban does not concern gillnets used t......

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Environmental footprint method to support the assessment of climate impacts of public procurements
Press release | Published: 2020-04-17

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method developed by European Commission is used to assess the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycles. A new study by the Finnish Envir......

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Working group to draft proposals for sustainable recovery in terms of climate and natural environment
Press release | Published: 2020-04-15

On Wednesday 15 April, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen appointed a working group to draft proposals for recovery measures after the coronavirus crisis to respond to the ......

Climate and air > Working group to draft proposals for sustainable recovery in terms of climate and natural environment
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 ......

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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......

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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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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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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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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 ......

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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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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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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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Consumption and production > Carbon footprint of Finnish household consumption increasing, carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time
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

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