Kimmo Tiilikainen
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Minister Tiilikainen: The proposal by the European Commission on implementing the Paris Agreement presents a challenging target for Finland

The European Commission presented 20th of July the remaining proposals on implementing the Paris Agreement within the European Union. The proposal presented today on the emissions reduction obligations of the Member States provides additional climate measures for sectors outside emissions trading: transport, heating, waste management and agriculture. In addition to this, the Commission presented a proposal on calculating emissions and sinks in the land use and forestry sectors. Read more.

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Unesco's World Heritage Committee meets in Istanbul from 10 to 20 July

Unesco's World Heritage Committee will hold its 40th session in Istanbul, Turkey, on 10 –20 July. Finland is a member of the Committee in 2014–2017. The Committee will nominate new cultural and natural properties and mixed properties with both cultural and natural values on the World Heritage List. The Committee will also review the protection status of world heritage properties and discuss the strengthening of the financing of world heritage activities. The current number of world heritage prop

Finland has decided on the enactment of the Nagoya Protocol on access to and use of genetic resources

Today, the Finnish Government approved a decree that ratifies the enactment of Nagoya Protocol in Finland. The Nagoya Protocol supplements the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, which is the first general and legally binding international agreement on access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits. It is aimed at ensuring the conservation of genetic material for future generations and safeguarding the fair and equitable sharing of benefits between providers and users.
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What is the Society’s Commitment to Sustainability?

Watch the video and learn about the Finnish model to implement sustainable development on the ground - the Society's Commitment to Sustainability - and the commitments different actors have made to secure a good life now and for the future generations.

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