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Help Find Finland’s Best Biodiversity Input 2015–2016
Press release | Published: 2016-10-17

The best input for halting the loss of biodiversity is being looked for again in Finland. The National Committee of Finland of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature needs your help in f......

Nature > Help Find Finland’s Best Biodiversity Input 2015–2016
Finnish delegation headed by Minister Tiilikainen to attend the UN Conference on Sustainable Urban Development
Press release | Published: 2016-10-12

Finland participates in the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador on 17–20 October 2016. At the Conference the states will agree on a New Urban Agend......

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Building > Finnish delegation headed by Minister Tiilikainen to attend the UN Conference on Sustainable Urban Development
Climate and air > Finnish delegation headed by Minister Tiilikainen to attend the UN Conference on Sustainable Urban Development
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Nature > Finnish delegation headed by Minister Tiilikainen to attend the UN Conference on Sustainable Urban Development
Combating homelessness turns to prevention – pilot for apartment insurance starts
Press release | Published: 2016-10-10

The focus on reducing homelessness is turning to prevention in accordance with the programme approved by the Government. One aspect of prevention is the new insurance coverage for apartments, which wi......

Housing > Combating homelessness turns to prevention – pilot for apartment insurance starts
EU Ministers agree to fast-track ratification of Paris agreement
Press release | Published: 2016-10-05

EU Ministers for the Environment agreed to speed up the process for the ratification of Paris agreement during an extraordinary Environment Council meeting on 30 September 2016 in Brussels. Agreement ......

Climate and air > EU Ministers agree to fast-track ratification of Paris agreement
Something new on the Ministry of the Environment Instagram account
News | Published: 2016-08-12

This week the ministry's Instagram account will be taken over by Janni Laakso, who will post her own photos on the account for the whole week. This visit by Laakso, the winner of the 2015 #munympärist......

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Housing > Something new on the Ministry of the Environment Instagram account
Living environment and planning > Something new on the Ministry of the Environment Instagram account
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Sea > Something new on the Ministry of the Environment Instagram account
Waters > Something new on the Ministry of the Environment Instagram account
Minister Tiilikainen presents Finland's model for sustainable development in the UN
Press release | Published: 2016-07-15

Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen will present Finland's model for sustainable development at a High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which will be held at......

Consumption and production > Minister Tiilikainen presents Finland's model for sustainable development in the UN
Unesco's World Heritage Committee meets in Istanbul from 10 to 20 July
Press release | Published: 2016-07-11

Unesco's World Heritage Committee will hold its 40th session in Istanbul, Turkey, on 10 –20 July. Finland is a member of the Committee in 2014–2017. The Committee will nominate new cultural and natura......

Living environment and planning > Living environment > Unesco's World Heritage Committee meets in Istanbul from 10 to 20 July
ASP advance saving
Content page | Published: 2013-10-22

The ASP savings and subsidy scheme is designed for young first-time home-buyers, aged 15–39. ASP agreements commit home-buyers to saving a minimum of 10 per cent of the price as a down payment for the...

Housing > Owner-occupied housing > ASP advance saving
Finland has decided on the enactment of the Nagoya Protocol on access to and use of genetic resources
Press release | Published: 2016-06-22

Today, the Finnish Government approved a decree that ratifies the enactment of Nagoya Protocol in Finland. The Nagoya Protocol supplements the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, which is the first......

Nature > Finland has decided on the enactment of the Nagoya Protocol on access to and use of genetic resources
Observation of the critically endangered Baltic Sea harbour porpoise starts again
Press release | Published: 2016-06-21

Early summer is a good time to observe harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea waters. Harbour porpoise is the only species of cetaceans in the Baltic Sea, and it is critically endangered. The population ......

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Nature > Species > Threatened species > Observation of the critically endangered Baltic Sea harbour porpoise starts again
Sea > Observation of the critically endangered Baltic Sea harbour porpoise starts again
Construction project
Content page | Published: 2017-01-10

The execution and stages of a construction project depend on the scale and nature of the project, whether it is a new construction or a renovation, and on the function and location of the building. G...

Building > Construction project
Shift towards prevention in reducing homelessness
Press release | Published: 2016-06-10

On June 9, the Government issued a resolution on the Action Plan for Preventing Homelessness in Finland 2016–2019. The plan consistently emphasises early recognition of the risk of becoming homeless a......

Housing > Shift towards prevention in reducing homelessness
Age limit relating to the bonus for home savers falls to 15 years from July 2016
Press release | Published: 2016-05-20

The President of Finland has signed a new act amending the Act on Bonus for Home Savers. Instead of the earlier age limit of 18 years, now persons aged 15 years but not 40 may become home savers. For ......

Housing > Age limit relating to the bonus for home savers falls to 15 years from July 2016
Finland signed the Paris Climate Agreement – New York gave strong mandate to its implementation
Press release | Published: 2016-05-04

Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen signed the Paris Climate Agreement on behalf of Finland at the UN Headquarters on 22 April. A total of 170 countries signed this historic......

Climate and air > Finland signed the Paris Climate Agreement – New York gave strong mandate to its implementation
Ban on the discharge of sewage from cruise ships into the Baltic Sea
Press release | Published: 2016-04-22

The International Maritime Organization IMO decided today on 22 April 2016 on the entry into force of the regulations concerning the special area of the Baltic Sea. By these regulations the discharge ......

Maps and statistics > Ban on the discharge of sewage from cruise ships into the Baltic Sea
New report: over 1,000 premature deaths in Finland every year due to air pollution
Press release | Published: 2016-04-13

Air pollution is estimated to cause some 1,600 premature deaths in Finland every year. Most of the negative health effects of pollution are caused by particles containing harmful substances or nitroge......

Climate and air > New report: over 1,000 premature deaths in Finland every year due to air pollution
Threatened habitat types in Finland to be assessed
Press release | Published: 2016-04-11

An assessment is to be conducted on the conservation status of Finnish habitat types, along with related reasons and threats. The assessment will be performed according to the criteria developed by Th......

Nature > Threatened habitat types in Finland to be assessed
National land use guidelines
Content page | Published: 2016-04-07

 The Finnish Government gave a decision on 14th December 2017 on the revised national land use guidelines. The purpose of the guidelines is to make sure that matters of national significance are...

Living environment and planning > Land use planning system > National land use guidelines
Communities at the forefront of the European Heritage Days events
Press release | Published: 2016-02-17

The European Heritage Days will be held this year with the theme Community places, shared environments, which will put communities at the forefront. The theme year was launched today at an opening eve......

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New national park to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence
Press release | Published: 2016-01-22

Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen proposes areas in Suomussalmi and Kuusamo in north-eastern Finland to be designated as the commemorative national park for Finland's 100th......

Nature > New national park to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence

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