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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 to visit Germany and India to discuss energy and the environment 2018-04-16
Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen will visit Germany and India from 18 April to 20 April to promote cooperation in renewable energy and environmentally friendly solutions.
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The Ministry of the Environment experiments with a new way to develop legislation – Lakiklinikka.fi guides and collects feedback 2018-04-13
Lakiklinikka.fi online service under the KIRA-digi Project offers legal advice to projects that promote digitalisation in the real estate and construction sector free of charge. Information is also collected on statutes that may complicate the digitalisation process. Lakiklinikka.fi service is provided by Lexia Attorneys Ltd.
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Consumption of plastic carrier bags declines rapidly in the retail sector 2018-04-10
An agreement made between the Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Commerce Federation has rapidly reduced the consumption of plastic carrier bags and lightweight plastic bags in the retail sector during its first year. More than 1,100 companies are now party to the agreement, which in practice means more than 3,300 shops.
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