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Negotiations begin on new targets for halting biodiversity loss – revised objectives under preparation for 2030, 2040 and 2050
Press release | Published: 2019-08-30

Negotiations for a new global biodiversity framework and associated targets began on 27-30 August in Nairobi, Kenya. The framework will include long and short-term measures to promote biodiversity....

Nature > Negotiations begin on new targets for halting biodiversity loss – revised objectives under preparation for 2030, 2040 and 2050
Tighter rules on international trade in endangered species – stronger protection for elephants and endangered marine species
Press release | Published: 2019-08-28

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ended today on 28 August, after taking significant steps towards protecting......

Nature > Tighter rules on international trade in endangered species – stronger protection for elephants and endangered marine species
Assessment of the status of Finland’s waters: Status of lakes and rivers about the same as before, coastal waters have deteriorated
Press release | Published: 2019-08-27

A new assessment of the ecological status of surface waters in Finland shows that 87% of the surface area of our lakes and 68% of our rivers are in good or very good condition. Eutrophication is still......

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Air pollution control
Content page | Published: 2013-08-22

Clean air is essential for the wellbeing of people and other living organisms. Air pollution control policies are aimed at safeguarding a healthy and pleasant living environment and maintaining viabl...

Climate and air > Air pollution control
Today is Earth Overshoot Day – Circular economy offers solutions for the sustainable use of natural resources
Press release | Published: 2019-07-29

As of today, 29 July, we have consumed more renewable natural resources than the Earth will produce this year. We have consumed these natural resources in less than seven months, although they should ......

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Applying for a right-of-occupancy apartment
Content page | Published: 2013-10-22

The applicants for right-of-occupancy housing produced through State-subsidised schemes must fulfil certain criteria. The residents of houses produced with other financing schemes are selected by hous...

Housing > Right-of-occupancy housing > Applying for a right-of-occupancy apartment
Information on housing support for municipalities
Content page | Published: 2013-10-22

The regulations, guidelines and recommendations of the built environment department are published as municipal letters. In addition to this, municipal letters contain the Governmental decisions and de...

Housing > Housing allowances > Information on housing support for municipalities
Right-of-occupancy housing
Content page | Published: 2013-10-22

Right-of-occupancy housing is an alternative to rented housing and owner-occupied housing. To receive right of occupancy, the resident must make a right-of-occupancy agreement and pay part of the pur...

Housing > Right-of-occupancy housing
EU environment and climate ministers: EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy
Press release | Published: 2019-07-12

The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular e......

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Biodiversity loss must be stopped – strong call for action on behalf of nature from ministers of the environment in Trondheim
Press release | Published: 2019-07-02

Together with ministers of the environment from 13 other countries, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen issued a strong call on behalf of biodiversity at the Trondheim Confe......

Nature > Biodiversity loss must be stopped – strong call for action on behalf of nature from ministers of the environment in Trondheim
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Mikkonen to visit Trondheim for biodiversity conference
Press release | Published: 2019-07-01

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen will travel to Trondheim for a conference dealing with biodiversity to be held on Tuesday 2 July. The meeting, now organised for the nint......

Nature > Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Mikkonen to visit Trondheim for biodiversity conference
Greenhouse Gas Inventory system in Finland
Content page | Published: 2013-12-17

Statistics Finland is the authority responsible for national greenhouse gas inventory system in Finland. Statistics Finland is also responsible for the quality management and development of emission ...

Climate and air > Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions > Greenhouse Gas Inventory system in Finland
Expanding the Natura 2000 network and verifying the data on Natura 2000 areas
Content page | Published: 2019-05-09

Expanding the Natura 2000 network and verifying the data on Natura 2000 areas On 5 December 2018, the Government decided on Finland’s proposal and notification on the expansion of the Natura 200......

Nature > Protected areas > Natura 2000 areas in Finland > Expanding the Natura 2000 network and verifying the data on Natura 2000 areas
Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions
Content page | Published: 2013-12-17

The monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions is the basis for the evaluation, planning and monitoring of climate policy. Monitoring and reporting can be used to make sure that the agreed ...

Climate and air > Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions
Ministry of the Environment investigates the use of plastics in buildings – ARA, Senate Properties and the University of Helsinki studying how to reduce the use of plastics in their construction projects
Press release | Published: 2019-04-05

A study by the Ministry of the Environment on the use of plastics in residential buildings and day-care centres reveals that plastics can be found in all parts of buildings. The amount of plastics in ......

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National Report on Biodiversity in Finland: Biodiversity still on the decline despite rigorous work
Press release | Published: 2019-03-29

Finland’s broad-based working group on biodiversity has approved the sixth national report on the conservation of biodiversity in Finland. According to the report, Finland has engaged in rigorous, wel......

Nature > National Report on Biodiversity in Finland: Biodiversity still on the decline despite rigorous work
Key Project increases sustainability of Finland’s food system
Press release | Published: 2019-03-26

Climate change, protecting our water resources and ensuring the sustainability of food production require a shift to a system in which nutrients circulate. Over the past three years, the Key Governmen......

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Organisation and responsibilities of waste management
Content page | Published: 2013-08-26

In accordance with the Waste Act, waste holders, such as private individuals, property owners or companies, are primarily responsible for the management of waste. An exception to this rule is the res...

Consumption and production > Waste and waste management > Organisation and responsibilities of waste management
Climate Barometer 2019: Finns wish to have solutions to climate crisis at the heart of policy-making
Press release | Published: 2019-03-18

The Finns wish to see solutions to the climate crisis among the priority themes of the next government term and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. Growing numbers of Finns have also change......

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Restoration of Urban Longinoja Brook Wins Finnish Biodiversity Award 2017-2018
Press release | Published: 2019-02-25

Perseverance in the voluntary restoration of the urban brook of Longinoja in the Malmi suburb of Helsinki won the Finnish Biodiversity Award 2017-2018. The winner was chosen by the National Committee ......

Nature > Restoration of Urban Longinoja Brook Wins Finnish Biodiversity Award 2017-2018

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