Kestävät rakennukset launch

Pekka Huovila, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Ibrahim Thiaw and Sofie From-Emmesberger in the launch event of The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme. © Harri Hakaste, Ministry of the Environment of Finland

International programme on sustainable building launched under the leadership of Finland

The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme, which is a part of the United Nations' 10-year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP), was launched in Nairobi, Kenya. Under the leadership of its Ministry of the Environment, Finland has accepted primary responsibility for steering the programme at least until 2018.

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CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum 2015 will be organised in Finland in November

2015-04-23
Corporations’ biodiversity specialists from around the world convene 11-12 November 2015 at the CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum 2015 in Helsinki, Finland, to exchange knowledge on companies’ latest practices on business and biodiversity.

Parliament approves the Climate Change Act

2015-03-16
The Finnish Parliament passed the Climate Change Act with a clear majority vote on 6 March 2015. The Climate Change Act is a tool for the Government and the Parliament, facilitating the cost-efficient achievement of emissions reduction targets. The Climate Change Act establishes an emissions reduction target of 80 per cent by 2050 compared to the 1990 levels. The target is in line with national, international and EU climate objectives.
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A better environment for future generations

Circular economy, green growth, affordable housing, good state of the environment…What kind of Finland would you like to see in 2022? Take a ride on a bicycle and find out more about the key points of the Ministry of the Environment’s new strategy. Read more about the strategy.