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Montreal Protocol signed 30 years ago has grown into a success story in international environmental protection

Press release, September 16, 2017, Ministry of the Enviroment, Finnish Environment Institute, Finnish Meteorological Institute and Tukes
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 countries of the world have ratified the protocol. Read more

Latest news of the Ministry of the Environment

China and the EU strengthen cooperation to improve water security

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 forces to promote sustainable development and improve water security. China and the EU also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish dialogue on water policy.
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Latest news of the Finnish Environment Institute

Fixing electronics

Swan Ecolabel to promote circular economy

2017-09-21
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel could be further developed with the aim of promoting a circular economy by setting criteria for recycled products and environmentally friendly sharing economy services. Requirements could also be set for products with respect to upgradability, multi-functionality, and modularity.
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The state of the environment in Finland 2017

Ympäristön tila noston kuva

The state of the environment in Finland 2017 - the third info package is looking at the urban nature.

Publications

Policy Brief Urban nature

Promoting health through interaction with nature in urban areas

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 densely populated residential districts. Such benefits can best be realised through coherent planning. Read more