Civil servants of the Ministry of the Environment pictured together with Minister of the Environment, Mr. Ville Niinistö (third from the right) and his Political Adviser, Mrs. Emma Kari (far right). Photo by Katariina Kovalainen, Ministry of the Environment.
Government approves proposal for a climate change act
The Government approved the proposal for an act on climate change on 5 June. The Climate Change Act will require an emissions reduction target of 80% by 2050. First and foremost, the act is intended to serve as a tool for the Government and Parliament to reach the emissions reduction targets in the most cost-efficient and systematic way possible. “Through the Climate Change Act, Finland strives to be at the forefront of building a successful low-carbon society", comments Minister of the Environment, Mr. Ville Niinistö.