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Enjoy everyman's rights responsibly

Finland's legal concept of everyman's right gives everyone the chance to enjoy outdoor pursuits, and the freedom of the country's vast forests and fells, and many lakes and rivers, with few restrictions. Nature is often fragile, however, and especially here in the North can be slow to recover from damage. With the freedom to enjoy the countryside comes the obligation to leave the environment undisturbed. Read more.

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Tiilikainen: EU needs an ambitious Long-term Climate Strategy, zero emissions by 2050 as the target

”The EU must aim for zero emissions by 2050, and our target to 2030 must be on the path towards this. This should form the basis for the Long-term Climate Strategy and preparations of the EU for the Katowice Climate Change Conference”, said Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing of Finland, in Luxembourg on Monday.

Minister Tiilikainen to the EU Environment Council - Finland calls for stricter emission standards for new vehicles

The Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen attends the meeting of the EU Environment Council in Luxembourg on Monday 25 June. The topics on the agenda include the CO2 standards for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles and the Drinking Water Directive. The ministers will also adopt the Conclusions on the Circular Economy Action Plan, including the EU Strategy for Plastics.
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