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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
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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
International climate change negotiations continue on 8 May in Bonn
Press release | Published: 2017-05-29

The negotiations under the UN Convention on Climate Change continue in Bonn on 8–18 May 2017. The main focus of the meeting of the senior officials is on accelerating the implementation of the Paris A......

Climate and air > International climate change negotiations continue on 8 May in Bonn
Finland aims for simpler EU legislation on construction products
Press release | Published: 2017-04-11

The Government key project concerning less and simpler regulation proceeded to the EU level as Finland gave a proposal for amending the EU Construction Products Regulation. The problems in the current......

Building > Finland aims for simpler EU legislation on construction products
Minister Tiilikainen: “Phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons an important step in curbing climate change”
Press release | Published: 2017-03-24

The international agreement reached in October 2016 on limiting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is moving towards national implementation....

Climate and air > Minister Tiilikainen: “Phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons an important step in curbing climate change”
EU Environment Ministers agree on the reform of the Emission Trading Directive
Press release | Published: 2017-03-02

On 28 February the EU Ministers of the Environment adopted a negotiation position on the revision of the emission trading system (ETS). Finland’s representative at the meeting was Minister of Agricult......

Climate and air > EU Environment Ministers agree on the reform of the Emission Trading Directive
Minister Tiilikainen: Finland to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2045
Press release | Published: 2017-02-21

Finland has every opportunity to serve as a model country in climate and energy policy, says Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen. Making use of the available and new solution......

Climate and air > Minister Tiilikainen: Finland to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2045
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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Discover nature together during the European Heritage Days
Press release | Published: 2017-02-08

‘Discover Nature Together’ is the theme for the European Heritage Days 2017 in Finland. The year is opened today in an event held at the Ministry of the Environment. In the opening ceremony, the winne......

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Nature > Discover nature together during the European Heritage Days
Finnish Nature League’s Wolf Ambassadors Win Biodiversity Award 2015-2016
Press release | Published: 2017-02-07

The Wolf Ambassadors of the Finnish Nature League - Luonto-Liitto won the Biodiversity Award 2015-2016 of the IUCN National Committee of Finland. The Wolf Ambassadors were awarded on 7 February 2017 i......

Nature > Finnish Nature League’s Wolf Ambassadors Win Biodiversity Award 2015-2016
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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