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Finland’s best landscape project sought for the sixth time
Press release | Published: 2018-02-12

The Ministry of the Environment is again searching for Finland’s best landscape project. As candidates the Ministry of invites projects where landscapes have been successfully managed, protected or de......

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Saimaa well placed for inclusion in UNESCO Global Geoparks Network
Press release | Published: 2018-01-25

Finland has submitted an application to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO concerning the establishment of a Geopark in the Saimaa region in the counties of South Savo and......

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Two new nature conservation areas to Russia near the Finnish border
Press release | Published: 2018-01-15

At the end of the Year of the Environment 2017 Russia decided to establish a new National Park in the Lake Ladoga archipelago and a new Nature Park on the islands of the Eastern Gulf of Finland and th......

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Waters > Two new nature conservation areas to Russia near the Finnish border
Renovated wastewater treatment plant in Petrozavodsk reduces eutrophication of Lake Onega
Press release | Published: 2017-12-19

The renovated Petrozavodsk wastewater treatment plant reduces the eutrophying emissions from the city to Lake Onega and improves the quality of drinking water. The plant will be opened on 19 December.......

Sea > Renovated wastewater treatment plant in Petrozavodsk reduces eutrophication of Lake Onega
Revised national land use guidelines: towards a low-carbon society
Press release | Published: 2017-12-14

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

Living environment and planning > Revised national land use guidelines: towards a low-carbon society
Experimenting and public procurement among the priorities in the Action Plan for a Circular Economy
Press release | Published: 2017-12-01

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Government aims to develop Finland into a pioneer of the bioeconomy, circular economy and cleantech sectors. The priorities of the action plan are sustainable and innovati......

Consumption and production > Experimenting and public procurement among the priorities in the Action Plan for a Circular Economy
Finland co-founds a Powering Past Coal alliance in Bonn Climate Conference
Press release | Published: 2017-11-16

Minister Tiilikainen: Bill banning the use of coal for energy due next year...

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Finland co-founds a Powering Past Coal alliance in Bonn Climate Conference
Environment Ministers to agree on the LULUCF regulation
Press release | Published: 2017-10-12

The EU Ministers of the Environment meet in Luxembourg on Friday 13 October to discuss effort sharing in the non-ETS sectors under the 2030 climate package and the so-called LULUCF regulation....

Climate and air > Environment Ministers to agree on the LULUCF regulation
Minister Tiilikainen to attend the first meeting of the parties to the Mercury Convention in Geneva on 29 September: “Important convention for the Arctic region”
Press release | Published: 2017-09-27

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a recent global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tii......

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China and the EU strengthen cooperation to improve water security
Press release | Published: 2017-09-21

Today, on 21 September 2017, China, the European Commission and several EU Member States signed a Declaration in Turku to strengthen water cooperation between the EU and China. The aim is to join for......

Waters > China and the EU strengthen cooperation to improve water security
Montreal Protocol signed 30 years ago has grown into a success story in international environmental protection
Press release | Published: 2017-09-15

16 September marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. Thanks to the protocol, the ozone layer is now recovering and it is expected to be almost fully restored in about 50 to 70 years. All ......

Climate and air > Montreal Protocol signed 30 years ago has grown into a success story in international environmental protection
Minister Tiilikainen to celebrate Finland’s Nature Day
Press release | Published: 2017-08-22

The fourth Nature Day of the year will be celebrated on 26 August in tens of events across the country. As far as we know, Finland will be the first country in the world to raise the national flag to ......

Nature > Minister Tiilikainen to celebrate Finland’s Nature Day
Earth Overshoot Day is today – food contributes significantly to the environmental burden
Press release | Published: 2017-08-02

Today, Wednesday, 2 August humanity has used up the renewable natural resources the Earth generates this year. Food production and the greenhouse gas emissions caused by transport and living are the m......

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New action plan to boost Finland’s sustainable urban development
Press release | Published: 2017-06-27

The Ministry of the Environment of Finland is launching a national action plan for sustainable urban development. The priorities are, in particular, low-carbon approach, efficient use of resources, sm......

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Housing > New action plan to boost Finland’s sustainable urban development
Implementation of the EU climate package and Paris Agreement on the agenda of the Environment Ministers’ meeting
Press release | Published: 2017-06-16

The EU Ministers of the Environment meet in Luxembourg on Monday 19 May. They will discuss two legislative proposals concerning sectors not covered by the Emissions Trading System (non-ETS sectors): e......

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Climate and air > Implementation of the EU climate package and Paris Agreement on the agenda of the Environment Ministers’ meeting
Nature > Implementation of the EU climate package and Paris Agreement on the agenda of the Environment Ministers’ meeting
Permit to derogate from provisions on the protection of species for sale, export and import
Content page | Published: 2017-06-16

According to section 45 of the Nature Conservation Act, the import, export, sale, exchange and offering for sale or exchange of a specimen of a protected animal or plant species not belonging to enda...

Forms, permits and environmental impact assessment > Permits, notifications and registration > Nature conservation permits > Permit to derogate from provisions on the protection of species for sale, export and import
Processing fee for a permit
Content page | Published: 2017-06-16

The permits are subject to a fee that is based on the processing fees specified by Government Decree (1554/2016), which are reviewed on an annual basis.  Government Decree on services ...

Forms, permits and environmental impact assessment > Permits, notifications and registration > Nature conservation permits > Processing fee for a permit
International Resource Panel links its work more closely to the sustainable development goals
News | Published: 2017-06-08

The focus of the United Nations Environment Programme International Resource Panel’s will be increasingly on supporting achieving the sustainable development goals....

Consumption and production > International Resource Panel links its work more closely to the sustainable development goals
Kaliningrad Wastewater Treatment Plant officially opened
Press release | Published: 2017-06-07

The official opening of the Kaliningrad Wastewater Treatment Plant takes place on 7 June 2017. The construction work of the plant was completed in 2015, and since then the plant has been taken into us......

Waters > Kaliningrad Wastewater Treatment Plant officially opened
Minister Tiilikainen: USA’s withdrawal will not derail the Paris Agreement
Press release | Published: 2017-06-01

The U.S. Government has announced that the country will pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. According to the agreement, the earliest time when the withdrawal could take place is after thre......

Climate and air > Minister Tiilikainen: USA’s withdrawal will not derail the Paris Agreement

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