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Testing of EU indicators for measuring resource efficiency in building started 2018-01-18
The testing of the common EU indicators for resource efficiency in building was started a in a workshop of the Ministry of the Environment, Green Building Council Finland (GBC Finland), Building Information Group (Rakennustieto) and Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland ARA in December 2017. The workshop was attended by about 50 professionals in the building sector.
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Protection of the Arctic marine environment – Interview with Kristiina Isokallio, representative of Finland 2017-12-29
Kristiina Isokallio, Senior International Adviser at the Ministry of the Environment, deals with issues related to the protection of the Arctic marine areas in the working group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME). For Isokallio, September will be a busy time as Finland’s Arctic Council Chairmanship means attending meetings and workshops related to the marine environment.
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Minister Tiilikainen at the Arctic Energy Summit: The long-term goal of the Paris agreement requires significant replacement of fossil fuels 2017-09-18

“The long-term goal of the Paris Agreement requires significant replacement of fossil fuels by renewables as well as enhancing energy efficiency and energy savings”, said Kimmo Tiilikainen, minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment in his opening speech at the Arctic Energy Summit held in Helsinki 18-20 September.
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Finland’s best landscape project sought for the sixth time 2018-02-12
The Ministry of the Environment is again searching for Finland’s best landscape project. As candidates the Ministry of invites projects where landscapes have been successfully managed, protected or designed. The deadline for submitting proposals is 7 September 2018.
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Saimaa well placed for inclusion in UNESCO Global Geoparks Network 2018-01-25
Finland has submitted an application to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO concerning the establishment of a Geopark in the Saimaa region in the counties of South Savo and South Karelia. The aim is to display the unique geological values of the region and create new opportunities for various activities, including nature tourism.
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