The nordic Ministers of the Environment in Haikko, Finland
The nordic Ministers of the Environment in Haikko, Finland © Photo: Jussi Palmén/ Ministry of the Environment

The Nordic Ministers of the Environment gather today in Finland

The Nordic Ministers of the Environment meet today in Haikko, Finland. Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen opened the meeting. The agenda includes the Paris Climate Agreement and plastic waste, among other things.

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Ban on the discharge of sewage from cruise ships into the Baltic Sea

2016-04-22
The International Maritime Organization IMO decided today on 22 April 2016 on the entry into force of the regulations concerning the special area of the Baltic Sea. By these regulations the discharge of raw sewage from passenger ships and ferries directly into the sea is banned. All the Baltic Sea states are unanimous in support of the decision.

EUR 12.4 million for the experimentation programme 'Nutrient recycling into practice'

2016-04-19
One of the key projects of Government programme is concerned with investing in the recycling and utilisation of nutrients and actions to protect the Baltic Sea and other waters. The experimentation programme on nutrient recycling brings more than EUR 12 million to be used for the development and testing of innovative technologies and logistics solutions. Minister of Agriculture and the Environment declared the experimentation programme opened at the seminar launching the key project on 19 April.
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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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