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Mini-seminar: Options for enhancing the global governance landscape on plastic pollution 2017-01-11
Global plastic production is continuously increasing, but many countries lack adequate waste collection systems. The seminar, organized on 17 January in Helsinki, will explore how the United Nations system at present addresses plastic pollution and will provide insight into how existing conventions and other instruments can be better put to use.
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Global chemicals and waste governance should be reviewed 2017-01-11
Chemicals and waste governance is hampered by the inadequacy of international environmental law: hazardous chemicals still cause significant damage to human health and the environment, says a recent Nordic report examining ways to develop global chemicals and waste governance beyond 2020.
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Minister Tiilikainen in Cancun: We need to do more for nature 2016-12-05
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment of Finland, Mr Kimmo Tiilikainen, stressed the common need to do more for the well-being of biodiversity in his address at the High Level Luncheon Event on Biodiversity and Sustainable Development in Cancun, Mexico, on Friday 2nd December. The event was held as part of the High level Segment of the thirteenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13).
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National park to Hossa to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence 2016-12-15
The Government has given a legislative proposal concerning the designation of areas in Hossa, Suomussalmi as the 40th national park in Finland. The new national park is part of Finland’s centenary celebrations, as well as one of the key projects in the current government programme.
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EUR 148,000 allocated to experimental projects promoting the digitalisation of the built environment and construction sector 2016-12-14
The KIRA-digi project has allocated a total of EUR 148,000 to six experimental projects promoting the digitalisation of the built environment and construction sector. The focus areas of these projects include facilitating land use planning through digitalisation, promoting the implementation of digital signatures, developing the integration of building engineering systems, and creating a pilot environment for the digitalisation of sheltered housing.
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High-level segment started the biodiversity conference in Cancun 2016-12-07
The 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13), ongoing in Cancun, Mexico, aims to speed up the work done to halt the loss of biological diversity. The conference was preceded by a high-level segment, attended by Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen.
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