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Realising the health benefits of nature through urban planning
Press release | Published: 2017-08-24

The health and well-being impacts of contacts with nature are increasingly being discussed in relation to environmental policies in Finland and around Europe. Access to nature is important even in den......

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Nature > Realising the health benefits of nature through urban planning
Finns value urban living
Press release | Published: 2017-06-20

According to the latest “Asukasbarometri” (Residents’ barometer) survey, more and more Finns want to live in an urban environment. Urbanisation is also seen in changes in life style such as the increa......

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Housing > Finns value urban living
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Living environment and planning > Finns value urban living
Coastal spatial planning forms the basis for sustainable business activities
Press release | Published: 2017-06-13

The planning of coastal spatial management enables account to be taken of the effects of land-sea activities on coastal nature and local business activities. The objective of such planning is to exami......

Nature > Coastal spatial planning forms the basis for sustainable business activities
The Finnish Shepherd Weeks concept is pursuing the award for the best European landscape project
Press release | Published: 2017-02-14

The Shepherd Weeks concept established by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland unit was selected as the best landscape project in Finland in 2016 and will now be in the running for the Landscape Awa......

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Nature > The Finnish Shepherd Weeks concept is pursuing the award for the best European landscape project
Wetland rehabilitation helps dwindling waterbird populations
Press release | Published: 2017-02-09

The degradation of wetlands has led to drops in the size of many waterbird populations – even in Finland, the land of a thousand lakes. A recent study proves that measures that reduce overgrowth in th......

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International environmental protection event kicks off in Finland
Press release | Published: 2017-02-03

Finland has been exceptionally successful in securing funding for two extensive environmental protection projects by applying for the new type of financing provided through the EU’s LIFE fund. Between......

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Consumption and production > International environmental protection event kicks off in Finland
Nature > International environmental protection event kicks off in Finland
Waters > International environmental protection event kicks off in Finland
Nitrogen deposition affects population changes of butterfly and moth species in Finland
Press release | Published: 2016-10-06

Large, mobile and multivoltine butterflies and moths that either utilise a wide variety host plants or have adapted to feed on nitrophilous plants are becoming more common in Finnish nature. Soil eutr......

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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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Nature > Something new on the Ministry of the Environment Instagram account
Sea > Something new on the Ministry of the Environment Instagram account
Waters > Something new on the Ministry of the Environment Instagram account
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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Living environment and planning > Communities at the forefront of the European Heritage Days events
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Living environment and planning > Living environment > Cultural environment > Communities at the forefront of the European Heritage Days events
Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated
Press release | Published: 2015-08-10

© Vesa Kuusava Environmental impacts of land use have been widely assessed in recent years. In particular, carbon footprints of food and bioenergy production have been studied. Envir......

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Climate and air > Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated
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Living environment and planning > Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated
Bird wetlands in need of restoration, maintenance and protection
Press release | Published: 2014-09-09

The construction and restoration of wetlands can improve the living conditions of bird populations. According to a recent study, grazing is the single most important maintenance method for wetlands, d......

Nature > Bird wetlands in need of restoration, maintenance and protection
Nitrogen deposition poses a threat to the diversity of Europe's forest vegetation
Press release | Published: 2013-12-16

Unless nitrogen emissions are curbed, the diversity of plant communities in Europe's forests will decrease. Atmospheric nitrogen deposition has already changed the number and richness of forest floor ......

Nature > Nitrogen deposition poses a threat to the diversity of Europe's forest vegetation
Built environment information systems
Content page | Published: 2013-12-12

Built environment information systems are developed and maintained in support of land use steering, land use planning, participation, monitoring and research. The aim is to serve all operators in ...

Living environment and planning > Built environment information systems
Ecological restoration and management
Content page | Published: 2013-12-04

Objectives Management and restoration of habitats is aimed at restoring, recovering and preserving their natural features. Restoration and management of bird wetlands, for example, seeks to main...

Nature > Natural habitats > Ecological restoration and management
Large retail unit planning
Content page | Published: 2013-10-28

Retail sales control is regulated by the Land Use and Building Act (LUBA).  The special provisions on retail sales are set out in Chapter 9 a of the Act.  © Pirjo Ferin All...

Living environment and planning > Community structure > Services > Large retail unit planning
Services
Content page | Published: 2013-10-28

The location of large retail units matters Land use planning creates the preconditions for locating commercial services in towns and residential areas and secures the operating conditions of e...

Living environment and planning > Community structure > Services
Living environment and planning
Content page | Published: 2014-06-16

A good living environment is essential for good quality of life. A functional and sound living environment allows different groups of people to lead their daily lives and fulfil their basic needs: li...

Living environment and planning
Living environment
Content page | Published: 2017-01-19

Our physical living environment consists of the built and natural environments. In addition, living environment comprises social and functional aspects and those affecting the quality and circumstanc...

Living environment and planning > Living environment
Assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland
Content page | Published: 2016-04-06

Photo: Anne Raunio The first threat assessment of Finnish habitat types was carried out in 2008. It classified c. 380 habitat types according to their risk of decline and de...

Nature > Natural habitats > Assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland
Natural habitats
Content page | Published: 2013-11-15

Natural habitats include land and water areas characterised by certain environmental conditions, and by the plant and animal species typical of such areas. Natural habitats are affected by soil an...

Nature > Natural habitats

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