Hossa area
Hossa area. © Photo: Sirke Seppänen, Metsähallitus

New national park to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence

Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen proposes areas in Suomussalmi and Kuusamo in north-eastern Finland to be designated as the commemorative national park for Finland's 100th year of independence 2017.   Establishing a national park was also one of the key projects in the current government programme.

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Climate Panel appointed for a new four-year term

The Finnish Climate Panel continues its work in support of the preparation of climate and energy policy with a new composition. The Government has appointed a new panel of 15 members for the next four-year term, to be chaired by Markku Ollikainen, Professor of Environmental and Resources Economics at the University of Helsinki. The first Panel was appointed in December 2011.

Paris climate summit breakthrough delivers legally-binding global agreement

On Saturday evening, a new, comprehensive and legally binding climate agreement was concluded at the Paris climate summit, which will be implemented from 2020 onwards. This agreement marks the first time when nearly all the countries of the world have indicated their willingness to take action to tackle climate change.
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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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