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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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Minister Tiilikainen in Cancun: We need to do more for nature 2016-12-05
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment of Finland, Mr Kimmo Tiilikainen, stressed the common need to do more for the well-being of biodiversity in his address at the High Level Luncheon Event on Biodiversity and Sustainable Development in Cancun, Mexico, on Friday 2nd December. The event was held as part of the High level Segment of the thirteenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13).
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The Finnish Shepherd Weeks concept is pursuing the award for the best European landscape project 2017-02-14
The Shepherd Weeks concept established by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland unit was selected as the best landscape project in Finland in 2016 and will now be in the running for the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe this spring.
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Discover nature together during the European Heritage Days 2017-02-08
‘Discover Nature Together’ is the theme for the European Heritage Days 2017 in Finland. The year is opened today in an event held at the Ministry of the Environment. In the opening ceremony, the winners of the Cultural Heritage-makers competition for children and young people, a pre-school group from Tampere called Nestorit, will be awarded their prizes, and a new competition assignment will be revealed.
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Finnish Nature League’s Wolf Ambassadors Win Biodiversity Award 2015-2016 2017-02-07
The Wolf Ambassadors of the Finnish Nature League - Luonto-Liitto won the Biodiversity Award 2015-2016 of the IUCN National Committee of Finland. The Wolf Ambassadors were awarded on 7 February 2017 in Helsinki.
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