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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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Marine protection cooperation in the Gulf of Finland to continue 2016-01-19
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment of Finland Kimmo Tiilikainen visited Estonia on Monday, 11 January by invitation of Minister of the Environment of Estonia Marko Pomerants. During the meeting the ministers signed the proclamation promoting trilateral cooperation in the protection of the Gulf of Finland.
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Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen attending UN Environment Assembly in Kenya 2016-05-25
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen is heading the Finnish delegation to the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya, on 25–27 May. He is also participating, along with Finnish companies, in a seminar to mark 25 years of forestry cooperation between Finland and Kenya.
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Age limit relating to the bonus for home savers falls to 15 years from July 2016 2016-05-20
The President of Finland has signed a new act amending the Act on Bonus for Home Savers. Instead of the earlier age limit of 18 years, now persons aged 15 years but not 40 may become home savers. For minors it must be specified in the home saving agreement that the deposits made consist of the personal earnings of the minor.
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Energy efficiency agreements for 2017–2025 to be launched 2016-05-18
Four new energy efficiency agreements will begin next year in Finland for the period 2017–2025. The aim of the agreements is to improve the efficiency of energy use in industry, the energy and service sectors, the real estate sector, the municipal sector and in oil-heated properties.
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