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Something new on the Ministry of the Environment Instagram account 2016-08-15
This week the ministry's Instagram account will be taken over by Janni Laakso, who will post her own photos on the account for the whole week. This visit by Laakso, the winner of the 2015 #munympäristö ("my environment") photo contest, is a new addition to the ministry's communication.
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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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Minister Tiilikainen: The proposal by the European Commission on implementing the Paris Agreement presents a challenging target for Finland 2016-07-21
Today, the European Commission presented the remaining proposals on implementing the Paris Agreement within the European Union. A proposal on emissions trading related to energy production and industry has already been presented.
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Minister Tiilikainen presents Finland's model for sustainable development in the UN 2016-07-15
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen will present Finland's model for sustainable development at a High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York next week.
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Unesco's World Heritage Committee meets in Istanbul from 10 to 20 July 2016-07-11
Unesco's World Heritage Committee will hold its 40th session in Istanbul, Turkey, on 10 –20 July. Finland is a member of the Committee in 2014–2017. The Committee will nominate new cultural and natural properties and mixed properties with both cultural and natural values on the World Heritage List. The Committee will also review the protection status of world heritage properties and discuss the strengthening of the financing of world heritage activities. The current number of world heritage prop
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