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Closer Finnish-Japanese cooperation in environmental research 2017-07-10
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and the National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan NIES have signed a cooperation document to promote joint projects between the two institutes. The aim is to improve the exchange of information between the countries, strengthen the research networks, and support joint research on a long-term basis. The initiative to the agreement came from Japan.
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International Resource Panel links its work more closely to the sustainable development goals 2017-06-08
The focus of the United Nations Environment Programme International Resource Panel’s will be increasingly on supporting achieving the sustainable development goals.
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International Resource Panel meets in Helsinki on 6–9 June 2017-06-05
The top names in the use of natural resources and environmental impacts come together this week in Finland as the International Resource Panel under the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP meets in Helsinki on 6–9 June. The 20th meeting of the Panel has specific strategic importance: on the agenda are the update of the Panel’s strategy and work programme for the next four years and completing the ongoing research projects.
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Minister Tiilikainen to celebrate Finland’s Nature Day 2017-08-22
The fourth Nature Day of the year will be celebrated on 26 August in tens of events across the country. As far as we know, Finland will be the first country in the world to raise the national flag to honour the natural environment. The Ministry of the Environment, led by the Minister of Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, will attend various events in the Uusimaa region.
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Earth Overshoot Day is today – food contributes significantly to the environmental burden 2017-08-01
Today, Wednesday, 2 August humanity has used up the renewable natural resources the Earth generates this year. Food production and the greenhouse gas emissions caused by transport and living are the major causes of the overshoot.
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New action plan to boost Finland’s sustainable urban development 2017-06-28
The Ministry of the Environment of Finland is launching a national action plan for sustainable urban development. The priorities are, in particular, low-carbon approach, efficient use of resources, smart services, health and combating inequality.
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