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Content page | Published: 2018-05-30

The permits are subject to a fee that is based on the processing fees specified by Government Decree (1372/2018), which are reviewed on an annual basis. Government Decree on services of the...

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The Ministry of the Environment published its new website on 23 September. Now the renewed visual identity of the Ministry of the Environment is also shown on its website.
News | Published: 2020-09-24

The Ministry of the Environment published its new website on 23 September. Now the renewed visual identity of the Ministry of the Environment is also shown on its website. The structure a......

The Ministry of the Environment published its new website on 23 September. Now the renewed visual identity of the Ministry of the Environment is also shown on its website.
Ministry of the Environment, Senate Properties and the cities of Espoo, Helsinki, Turku and Vantaa sign a voluntary agreement to reduce emissions at construction sites
Press release | Published: 2020-09-09

The Ministry of the Environment, Senate Properties and the cities of Espoo, Helsinki, Turku and Vantaa have signed a voluntary Green Deal agreement to reduce emissions at construction sites. The aim o......

Climate and air > Ministry of the Environment, Senate Properties and the cities of Espoo, Helsinki, Turku and Vantaa sign a voluntary agreement to reduce emissions at construction sites
​​​​​​​Ismo Tiainen to continue as Director General of Administration and International Affairs at the Ministry of the Environment
Press release | Published: 2020-05-20

The Government has appointed Ismo Tiainen as the Director General of Administration and International Affairs of the Ministry of the Environment for the term 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2025. Tiainen also h......

Climate and air > ​​​​​​​Ismo Tiainen to continue as Director General of Administration and International Affairs at the Ministry of the Environment
Comments invited on the draft for Finland’s first maritime spatial plan – aim to combine the use and good status of marine environment
Press release | Published: 2020-05-18

This is the first comprehensive maritime spatial plan concerning Finland’s sea areas. The purpose of the plan is, in broad outline, to designate areas that have potential and could be suitable for cer......

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Living environment and planning > Comments invited on the draft for Finland’s first maritime spatial plan – aim to combine the use and good status of marine environment
Sea > Comments invited on the draft for Finland’s first maritime spatial plan – aim to combine the use and good status of marine environment
Juhani Damski appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment
Press release | Published: 2020-05-07

Juhani Damski has been appointed as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment. Damski’s five-year term as the Permanent Secretary starts on 1 June 2020. He comes to the Ministry of th......

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Ban on gillnet fishing to protect Saimaa ringed seal into force on 15 April
Press release | Published: 2020-04-21

The ban that entered into force on 15 April 2020 prohibits gillnet fishing in habitats important for the Saimaa ringed seal and its pups until the end of June. The ban does not concern gillnets used t......

Nature > Ban on gillnet fishing to protect Saimaa ringed seal into force on 15 April
Working group to draft proposals for sustainable recovery in terms of climate and natural environment
Press release | Published: 2020-04-15

On Wednesday 15 April, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen appointed a working group to draft proposals for recovery measures after the coronavirus crisis to respond to the ......

Climate and air > Working group to draft proposals for sustainable recovery in terms of climate and natural environment
Delays expected at construction sites due to decrease in workforce
Press release | Published: 2020-03-20

The Government has decided to restrict the traffic at borders starting on 19 March 2020. This also concerns commuting to work across the borders. The restrictions have impacts on the Finnish construct......

Building > Delays expected at construction sites due to decrease in workforce
Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050
Press release | Published: 2020-03-11

Finland’s long-term repair construction strategy has been finalised. The strategy applies to residential and service buildings the construction of which has been completed by the beginning of 2020. Th......

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Building > Eco-efficiency and energy consumption in buildings > Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050
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Climate and air > Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050
Minister Mikkonen: Commission Action Plan for the Circular Economy an important opening to solve the sustainability crisis – Designing durable and easy-to-repair products
Press release | Published: 2020-03-11

“The Circular Economy Action Plan of the EU published by the European Commission today is an important opening to solve the sustainability crisis. It has a strong focus on sustainable product design, ......

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Climate and air > Minister Mikkonen: Commission Action Plan for the Circular Economy an important opening to solve the sustainability crisis – Designing durable and easy-to-repair products
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Finland joins the ambitious European Plastics Pact
Press release | Published: 2020-03-06

Finland has signed the European Plastics Pact, where a large number of European countries, companies and associations make a commitment to acting on a voluntary basis to reduce the environmental harm ......

Consumption and production > Finland joins the ambitious European Plastics Pact
Minister Mikkonen: Commission proposal for the European Climate Law important step towards a carbon neutral Europe; the plan to update the 2030 target must come sooner than planned
Press release | Published: 2020-03-04

“The proposal for the European Climate Law given by the Commission today is an important step towards a carbon neutral EU by 2050. The European Union must lead the way in climate change mitigation and......

Climate and air > Minister Mikkonen: Commission proposal for the European Climate Law important step towards a carbon neutral Europe; the plan to update the 2030 target must come sooner than planned
Finland and 11 other Member States haste the process to tighten EU's emission reduction target
Press release | Published: 2020-03-03

Finland and 11 other EU countries call on the European Commission to tighten the EU’s emission reduction target to 2030 as soon as possible. The Environment Ministers will discuss the climate actions ......

Climate and air > Finland and 11 other Member States haste the process to tighten EU's emission reduction target
Nature Panel seeks members – independent panel of scientists to promote biodiversity
Press release | Published: 2020-02-18

The mission of the Nature Panel will be clarified by dividing its tasks between the Finnish Nature Panel and the Finnish IPBES Working Group. The Finnish Nature Panel will be an independent scientific......

Nature > Nature Panel seeks members – independent panel of scientists to promote biodiversity
Important transaction concerning mires valuable for biodiversity - 700 hectares to mire protection in Helmi Habitats Programme
Press release | Published: 2020-02-17

The Ministry of the Environment, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Central Finland and Vapo Oy have concluded a significant property transaction: the State of Finland ......

Nature > Important transaction concerning mires valuable for biodiversity - 700 hectares to mire protection in Helmi Habitats Programme
EU’s new Drinking Water Directive improves the safety of water intended for human consumption
Press release | Published: 2020-02-10

The ambassadors of the EU Member States adopted 5 February a shared political agreement on the content of the new Drinking Water Directive. The new Drinking Water Directive is aimed at guaranteeing a ......

Waters > EU’s new Drinking Water Directive improves the safety of water intended for human consumption
Minister Mikkonen to Barents Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in Luleå
Press release | Published: 2020-02-04

On Wednesday 5 February, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen will attend the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) Ministerial Meeting on Environment in Luleå, Sweden. At the m......

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Finnish youth wish for strong international biodiversity targets and a clear plan to achieve them
Press release | Published: 2020-01-27

Young people want strong targets to be set for biodiversity, and a clear plan to achieve the targets. According to young people, important elements to be taken into account include corporate responsib......

Nature > Finnish youth wish for strong international biodiversity targets and a clear plan to achieve them
Reform of the Nature Conservation Act begins with public consultation
Press release | Published: 2020-01-24

The process to reform the Nature Conservation Act has been started with an online survey to hear the people’s views in the very beginning of the process. The project comprises the reform of the Nature......

Nature > Reform of the Nature Conservation Act begins with public consultation

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