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Marine researchers propose declaring 23 percent of the Baltic Sea as ecologically significant areas
News | Published: 2018-03-02

Proposals are being made for locations in the Baltic Sea to be declared Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSA). The areas are located in the Bay of Bothnia, Kvarken, the Archipe......

Sea > Marine researchers propose declaring 23 percent of the Baltic Sea as ecologically significant areas
International Arctic oil spill response exercise and seminar will be arranged in Oulu 7-8 March
Press release | Published: 2018-03-01

International Arctic oil recovery exercise will be held 7 March at the Bay of Bothnia off the coast of Oulu City in Northern Finland. All interested are welcome to follow the exercise in real time vid......

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Contact information
Content page | Published: 2013-12-04

Ministry of the Environment Contact information Finnish Environment Institute SYKE Contact information The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland ...

Forms, permits and environmental impact assessment > Contact information
Finland’s best landscape project sought for the sixth time
Press release | Published: 2018-02-12

The Ministry of the Environment is again searching for Finland’s best landscape project. As candidates the Ministry of invites projects where landscapes have been successfully managed, protected or de......

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Living environment and planning > Finland’s best landscape project sought for the sixth time
Nature > Finland’s best landscape project sought for the sixth time
Saimaa well placed for inclusion in UNESCO Global Geoparks Network
Press release | Published: 2018-01-25

Finland has submitted an application to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO concerning the establishment of a Geopark in the Saimaa region in the counties of South Savo and......

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Two new nature conservation areas to Russia near the Finnish border
Press release | Published: 2018-01-15

At the end of the Year of the Environment 2017 Russia decided to establish a new National Park in the Lake Ladoga archipelago and a new Nature Park on the islands of the Eastern Gulf of Finland and th......

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Renovated wastewater treatment plant in Petrozavodsk reduces eutrophication of Lake Onega
Press release | Published: 2017-12-19

The renovated Petrozavodsk wastewater treatment plant reduces the eutrophying emissions from the city to Lake Onega and improves the quality of drinking water. The plant will be opened on 19 December.......

Sea > Renovated wastewater treatment plant in Petrozavodsk reduces eutrophication of Lake Onega
Revised national land use guidelines: towards a low-carbon society
Press release | Published: 2017-12-14

Today, on 14 December, the Finnish Government gave a decision on the revised national land use guidelines. The purpose of the guidelines is to make sure that matters of national significance are taken......

Living environment and planning > Revised national land use guidelines: towards a low-carbon society
Helsinki builds steps towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Press release | Published: 2017-12-08

A high-level international panel of scientific experts will convene in Helsinki on 12 and 13 December. It will prepare assessments based on research data and draw up recommendations to achieve the goa......

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Experimenting and public procurement among the priorities in the Action Plan for a Circular Economy
Press release | Published: 2017-12-01

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Government aims to develop Finland into a pioneer of the bioeconomy, circular economy and cleantech sectors. The priorities of the action plan are sustainable and innovati......

Consumption and production > Experimenting and public procurement among the priorities in the Action Plan for a Circular Economy
Hydrological yearbooks
Content page | Published: 2017-11-30

In Finland, Hydrological Yearbooks were published in 1910-2010. These publications are available as pdf-files: Hydrological Yearbooks 1910-2010 in HELDA publication archive ...

Maps and statistics > Hydrological observations > Hydrological yearbooks
Monthly hydrological reports
Content page | Published: 2017-11-30

Editing of monthly hydrological reports ended in year 2014. Last published reports are listed below and archive is available from HELDA publication archive. Recent hydrological statistics can be foun...

Maps and statistics > Hydrological observations > Monthly hydrological reports
Finland co-founds a Powering Past Coal alliance in Bonn Climate Conference
Press release | Published: 2017-11-16

Minister Tiilikainen: Bill banning the use of coal for energy due next year...

Climate and air > Finland co-founds a Powering Past Coal alliance in Bonn Climate Conference
Global cooler at risk – reducing black carbon emissions should be a priority
Press release | Published: 2017-11-06

Over the coming weeks, climate change mitigation and the implementation of the Paris Agreement will be discussed in Bonn. In support of climate change mitigation, the Finnish Environment Institute (SY......

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Climate and air > Global cooler at risk – reducing black carbon emissions should be a priority
Maps and statistics > Global cooler at risk – reducing black carbon emissions should be a priority
Species protection work
Content page | Published: 2017-11-01

The aim of species protection work is to secure species diversity alongside the protection of habitats and larger biotopes. The most visible part of the protection work is the protection of thre...

Nature > Species > Species protection work
Efficient nutrient recycling calls for a policy reform
Press release | Published: 2017-10-20

According to a recent Finnish study, efficient utilisation of nutrients requires a policy reform. Normative guidance should better support the processing of organic side streams, such as manure, into ......

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Hydrological situation and forecasts
Content page | Published: 2015-01-12

Hydrological forecasts Hydrological watershed models systems cover the whole of Finland, including transboundary drainage basins. These models provide forecasts of flows and water levels (includ...

Waters > Hydrological situation and forecasts
The species expert groups in Finland
Content page | Published: 2017-11-10

The protection and management of species in Finland are administered by expert groups for different species and species groups. Members include researchers, environmental administration experts ...

Nature > Species > Species protection work > The species expert groups in Finland
Environment Ministers to agree on the LULUCF regulation
Press release | Published: 2017-10-12

The EU Ministers of the Environment meet in Luxembourg on Friday 13 October to discuss effort sharing in the non-ETS sectors under the 2030 climate package and the so-called LULUCF regulation....

Climate and air > Environment Ministers to agree on the LULUCF regulation
Minister Tiilikainen to attend the first meeting of the parties to the Mercury Convention in Geneva on 29 September: “Important convention for the Arctic region”
Press release | Published: 2017-09-27

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a recent global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tii......

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