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Nordic support for a solid global environmental governance 2016-05-24
The Nordic Council of Ministers for the environment is prepared to support the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals regarding the key environmental challenges including combatting marine litter. To this end, the council has reserved 1,2 million DKK (USD 181 000) to be channeled through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).
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Green Belt of Fennoscandia Project Workshop 5th April in Helsinki – building a cross border project promoting biodiversity values 2016-04-15
Green Belt is a unique network of nature sites near the border of Finland, Russia and Norway. In the coming years the Green Belt will be developed into a widely acknowledged transboundary model area. The Finnish Environment Institute and Ministry of the Environment organizes a Green Belt of Fennoscandia Project Workshop on 5th April, 2016 in Helsinki. The aim of the workshop is to support project planning, networking and building of partnerships.
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Marine protection cooperation in the Gulf of Finland to continue 2016-01-19
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment of Finland Kimmo Tiilikainen visited Estonia on Monday, 11 January by invitation of Minister of the Environment of Estonia Marko Pomerants. During the meeting the ministers signed the proclamation promoting trilateral cooperation in the protection of the Gulf of Finland.
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Finland has decided on the enactment of the Nagoya Protocol on access to and use of genetic resources 2016-06-22
Today, the Finnish Government approved a decree that ratifies the enactment of Nagoya Protocol in Finland. The Nagoya Protocol supplements the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, which is the first general and legally binding international agreement on access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits. It is aimed at ensuring the conservation of genetic material for future generations and safeguarding the fair and equitable sharing of benefits between providers and users.
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Observation of the critically endangered Baltic Sea harbour porpoise starts again 2016-06-21
Early summer is a good time to observe harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea waters. Harbour porpoise is the only species of cetaceans in the Baltic Sea, and it is critically endangered. The population in the main basin of the Baltic Sea is estimated at about 500 specimens. Data from observations by citizens is a valuable addition to the research and protection of harbour porpoises.
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Shift towards prevention in reducing homelessness 2016-06-10
On June 9, the Government issued a resolution on the Action Plan for Preventing Homelessness in Finland 2016–2019. The plan consistently emphasises early recognition of the risk of becoming homeless and rapid intervention when a person is at risk of homelessness or has recently become homeless.
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