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Minister Tiilikainen met with Japanese Minister of the Environment Yamamoto 2017-03-09
Minister of the Environment Kouichi Yamamoto met with Finnish Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Mr. Kimmo Tiilikainen on 8 March.
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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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Finland aims for simpler EU legislation on construction products 2017-04-11
The Government key project concerning less and simpler regulation proceeded to the EU level as Finland gave a proposal for amending the EU Construction Products Regulation. The problems in the current Regulation complicate the operations of Finnish enterprises in the construction sector.
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Minister Tiilikainen: “Phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons an important step in curbing climate change” 2017-03-24
The international agreement reached in October 2016 on limiting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is moving towards national implementation.
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EU Environment Ministers agree on the reform of the Emission Trading Directive 2017-03-02
On 28 February the EU Ministers of the Environment adopted a negotiation position on the revision of the emission trading system (ETS). Finland’s representative at the meeting was Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, who spoke in favour of the proposal.
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