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Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of Water Resources of China Chen Lei, Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Environment and Minister of the Environment of Estonia Siim Kiisler.

China and the EU strengthen cooperation to improve water security

China, the European Commission and several EU Member States signed a Declaration in Turku on 21 September 2017 to strengthen water cooperation between the EU and China. Solving water problems has a key role in the UN sustainable Development Goals. "Finnish water expertise has a lot of demand in China, both in water protection and in the control of dam and flood risks”, says Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen. Read more

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China and the EU strengthen cooperation to improve water security

2017-09-21
Today, on 21 September 2017, China, the European Commission and several EU Member States signed a Declaration in Turku to strengthen water cooperation between the EU and China. The aim is to join forces to promote sustainable development and improve water security. China and the EU also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish dialogue on water policy.

Minister Tiilikainen at the Arctic Energy Summit: The long-term goal of the Paris agreement requires significant replacement of fossil fuels

2017-09-18

“The long-term goal of the Paris Agreement requires significant replacement of fossil fuels by renewables as well as enhancing energy efficiency and energy savings”, said Kimmo Tiilikainen, minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment in his opening speech at the Arctic Energy Summit held in Helsinki 18-20 September.
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