Finland hosts an Arctic Environment Super Week in Rovaniemi

Press release, October 5, 2018, Ministry of the Environment
One of the largest events of Finland's Chairmanship of the Arctic Council takes place in Rovaniemi next week. The Biodiversity Congress on 9-12 October tackles the most urgent questions in terms of nature protection and sustainable use of the natural environment in the Arctic. The Arctic is among the purest and best preserved regions of the earth, but its vulnerable nature is threatened by climate change and the exploitation of natural resources. At the same time Finland is also hosting the Arctic Environment Ministers' meeting. More

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Monitoring and assessment of environmental impacts of chemical spills in the Baltic Sea

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This publication resulting from the project is intended to guide authorities responsible for post-spill environmental monitoring and assessment, and to help them to understand how complex issues they might be dealing with due to the wide range of chemicals currently transported. The main goal of the publication is to create better preparedness for establishing an effective post-spill monitoring programme especially in the Baltic Sea, area and it is primarily targeted at decision-makers responsible for the planning and implementation of environmental monitoring after a sudden chemical spill at sea. Read more