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The world needs a global deal on chemicals say ministers and vice-ministers from eight countries 2018-07-12
Chemicals are everywhere in our daily lives. Since 1950, more than 140 000 new chemicals and pesticides have been synthesized. Chemical substances have contributed greatly to our prosperity. However, many of them are not without risk. The sound management of chemicals and waste needs to be recognised as an essential part of sustainable development.
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Futures review of the Ministry of the Environment and Strategy 2030 published 2018-06-04
The Ministry of the Environment has prepared a futures review and renewed its strategy to respond to changes in Finland and in the global environment, including climate change, urbanisation and sustainable use of natural resources.
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Join the Let’s Go Out Together event on 17 May 2018 2018-05-09
This year the Day Trip to Forest for Finnish children and international Outdoor Classroom Day will take place on Thursday 17 May. These joint events encourage everybody to go outdoors with their children to enjoy nature and the spring. The Ministry of the Environment supports the campaign.
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Earth Overshoot Day is today 2018-08-01
Today, Wednesday, 1 August, people have used up all the resources the Earth can regenerate. It takes us only seven months to exhaust the natural resources that should last for the whole year. The biggest reasons for the overshoot are related to animal-based food production and to greenhouse gas emissions arising from transport and housing.
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UN follow-up Forum on Sustainable Development - Finland to focus on Arctic cooperation 2018-07-09
The UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) will convene in New York from 9 to 18 July 2018. The annual forum reviews progress in attaining the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) (2030 Agenda) that were adopted in 2015. Finland’s focus will be on sustainable development of the Arctic region.
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Finland to chair the Helsinki Commission – Aiming for an ambitious and feasible Baltic Sea Action Plan 2018-07-02
The key task for Finland’s Chairmanship is to update the Baltic Sea Action Plan. Also on the agenda is the preparation of a regional nutrient recycling strategy for the Baltic Sea and further analysis of the impacts of climate change in the area.
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