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Futures review of the Ministry of the Environment and Strategy 2030 published 2018-06-04
The Ministry of the Environment has prepared a futures review and renewed its strategy to respond to changes in Finland and in the global environment, including climate change, urbanisation and sustainable use of natural resources.
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Join the Let’s Go Out Together event on 17 May 2018 2018-05-09
This year the Day Trip to Forest for Finnish children and international Outdoor Classroom Day will take place on Thursday 17 May. These joint events encourage everybody to go outdoors with their children to enjoy nature and the spring. The Ministry of the Environment supports the campaign.
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More than 8 000 hectares of new protected areas to Finland as 100th anniversary gifts 2018-05-30
The campaign My Nature Gift to the Centenarian organised to celebrate Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence encouraged landowners to designate their sites for protection during 2017. The surface area of these new areas totalled 3 064 hectares. In addition to this, the municipalities protected 1 980 hectares of their lands. Now the State has also selected the sites where, in accordance with the campaign pledge, it will double the number of hectares covered by private protection decisions.
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Real estate and construction sector should follow international information management standards – annual savings up to EUR 300 million to be achieved 2018-04-30
Following common international standards in information management would significantly improve the profitability of the real estate and construction sector. It could also increase cooperation among the different organisations. Through the RASTI project launched under the KIRA-digi process the Ministry of the Environment is now building a strategy for the use of international standards.
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France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Portugal and Luxembourg call for EU climate ambition in line with the Paris Agreement 2018-04-25
Meeting in Paris on 25 April, the ministers in charge of Climate change of France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Germany and Luxembourg recognised the importance of ensuring EU climate policy is Paris Agreement proof. The ministers called for the development and implementation in all countries, and particularly in the European Union, of an ambitious long term strategy in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
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