Minister Tiilikainen: “Phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons an important step in curbing climate change”
The international agreement reached in October 2016 on limiting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is moving towards national implementation.
EU Environment Ministers agree on the reform of the Emission Trading Directive
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.
Minister Tiilikainen: Finland to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2045
Finland has every opportunity to serve as a model country in climate and energy policy, says Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen. Making use of the available and new solutions will also boost investments and employment.
The Finnish Shepherd Weeks concept is pursuing the award for the best European landscape project
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.
Discover nature together during the European Heritage Days
‘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.
Finnish Nature League’s Wolf Ambassadors Win Biodiversity Award 2015-2016
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.
International environmental protection event kicks off in Finland
Finland has been exceptionally successful in securing funding for two extensive environmental protection projects by applying for the new type of financing provided through the EU’s LIFE fund. Between 7 and 9 February, Finland will host an international LIFE event, attended by nearly 100 participants from all over Europe.
National park to Hossa to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence
The Government has given a legislative proposal concerning the designation of areas in Hossa, Suomussalmi as the 40th national park in Finland. The new national park is part of Finland’s centenary celebrations, as well as one of the key projects in the current government programme.
EUR 148,000 allocated to experimental projects promoting the digitalisation of the built environment and construction sector
The KIRA-digi project has allocated a total of EUR 148,000 to six experimental projects promoting the digitalisation of the built environment and construction sector. The focus areas of these projects include facilitating land use planning through digitalisation, promoting the implementation of digital signatures, developing the integration of building engineering systems, and creating a pilot environment for the digitalisation of sheltered housing.
High-level segment started the biodiversity conference in Cancun
The 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13), ongoing in Cancun, Mexico, aims to speed up the work done to halt the loss of biological diversity. The conference was preceded by a high-level segment, attended by Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen.