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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 > Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050
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
Building > Property maintenance and repairs > Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050
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
Consumption and production > Minister Mikkonen: Commission Action Plan for the Circular Economy an important opening to solve the sustainability crisis – Designing durable and easy-to-repair products
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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Climate and air > Minister Mikkonen to Barents Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in Luleå
Nature > Minister Mikkonen to Barents Environmental Ministers’ Meeting in Luleå
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
Finland will celebrate European Heritage Days 2020 with the theme Places to Grow
News | Published: 2019-12-17

Finland celebrates the European Heritage Days (EHDs) with common European themes. In Finland, the 2020 European theme Heritage and Education has been modified into the national theme Places to Grow. T......

Living environment and planning > Finland will celebrate European Heritage Days 2020 with the theme Places to Grow
Madrid Climate Change Conference ends with disappointment
Press release | Published: 2019-12-16

The Madrid climate change conference ended with disappointment on Sunday afternoon. The only decision on the rules for the market mechanisms, which was the main topic, was a procedural one. This means......

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Madrid Climate Change Conference ends with disappointment
Network of nature reserves in Barents region gains two new sites in Northwest Russia
News | Published: 2019-12-05

Two new regional nature reserves have been established in the Russian regions neighbouring Finland. A natural monument was established on the Zaonezhye Peninsula in Karelia, while a larger conservatio......

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Nature > Network of nature reserves in Barents region gains two new sites in Northwest Russia
Nature > Protected areas > Network of nature reserves in Barents region gains two new sites in Northwest Russia
High Level Celebration Conference of the first EU wide ecosystem assessment in Helsinki 13 December 2019
News | Published: 2019-11-25

High level Celebration Conference of the first EU wide ecosystem assessment introduces the results of the assessment and offers a chance to discuss next steps, policy relevance and knowledge needs. Re......

Nature > High Level Celebration Conference of the first EU wide ecosystem assessment in Helsinki 13 December 2019
European Business and Nature Summit kicks off in Madrid
Press release | Published: 2019-11-07

The European Business and Nature Summit is taking place on 7–8 November in Madrid. The meeting will bring businesses together to present their views for the preparation of new international biodiversi......

Nature > European Business and Nature Summit kicks off in Madrid
Research project explores the use of gypsum in fields as a measure for protecting the Baltic Sea
Press release | Published: 2019-11-07

This year, the Ministry of the Environment is launching a research and development project to promote the gypsum treatment of fields in the countries around the Baltic Sea. The aim is to reduce nutrie......

Sea > Research project explores the use of gypsum in fields as a measure for protecting the Baltic Sea
Kotka National Urban Park receives honourable mention in European landscape project competition
Press release | Published: 2019-10-23

The Kotka National Urban Park was given an honourable mention in the Council of Europe's Landscape Award competition. The urban park is a magnificent combination of parks, waterways and the finest arc......

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Living environment and planning > Kotka National Urban Park receives honourable mention in European landscape project competition
Nature > Kotka National Urban Park receives honourable mention in European landscape project competition
Innovations, latest scientific knowledge and state of the circular economy on the agenda in Helsinki, 30 September–1 October
Press release | Published: 2019-09-24

The conference European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy will be held between 30 September and 1 October 2019 in Helsinki, Finland with a view to presenting the state of the circular economy and ......

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Consumption and production > Innovations, latest scientific knowledge and state of the circular economy on the agenda in Helsinki, 30 September–1 October

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