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  • Implementation of the EU climate package and Paris Agreement on the agenda of the Environment Ministers’ meeting 2017-06-16
    The EU Ministers of the Environment meet in Luxembourg on Monday 19 May. They will discuss two legislative proposals concerning sectors not covered by the Emissions Trading System (non-ETS sectors): effort-sharing among Member States with regard to the climate targets to 2030 and the role of the land use, land use change and forestry sector (LULUCF) in the climate framework.
  • Circular economy professionals meet at the World Circular Economy Forum 2017-06-09
    The first World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) brought together large numbers of people, organisations and companies with interests in sustainable development and the circular economy at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland on 5–7 June 2017. The event, organised by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, was attended by about 1,700 experts and decision-makers from more than 100 countries.
  • Kaliningrad Wastewater Treatment Plant officially opened 2017-06-07
    The official opening of the Kaliningrad Wastewater Treatment Plant takes place on 7 June 2017. The construction work of the plant was completed in 2015, and since then the plant has been taken into use step-by-step. The handling and disposal of wastewater sludge that was a condition for the operations was ready in May 2017.
  • The Ocean Conference seeks solutions for the future of the seas 2017-06-02
    The Ministry of the Environment will participate in the UN Ocean Conference in New York on 5–9 June 2017. This is the first event of this kind, and the objective is to find ways to address the constantly deteriorating state of the seas. In connection with the conference, the UN collects voluntary commitments to action for the benefit of the seas. Finland’s contribution to the programme includes the good practices for improving the state of the Baltic Sea.
  • Minister Tiilikainen: USA’s withdrawal will not derail the Paris Agreement 2017-06-01
    The U.S. Government has announced that the country will pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. According to the agreement, the earliest time when the withdrawal could take place is after three years from the entry into force of the agreement, that is, in November 2019.
  • Ministers Mykkänen and Tiilikainen to the Economic Forum in St. Petersburg 2017-05-31
    Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen and Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen will participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), organized on 1–3 June 2017. The Forum brings together business and economic policy leaders from different countries.
  • International climate change negotiations continue on 8 May in Bonn 2017-05-29
    The negotiations under the UN Convention on Climate Change continue in Bonn on 8–18 May 2017. The main focus of the meeting of the senior officials is on accelerating the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
  • Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen to visit China 2017-05-12
    Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen will be on an export promotion visit to China on 15–18 May. In Beijing Minister Tiilikainen will be accompanied by a business delegation with representatives mainly from the environmental technology, building, bioeconomy and food sectors. After Beijing Minister Tiilikainen will visit Qingdao for the Wood from Finland Export Programme and Shanghai for the Food from Finland Programme.
  • Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, visits Finland 2017-05-02
    Erik Solheim, the Norwegian Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), visits Finland on Wednesday 3 May, on invitation of the Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen.
  • The European Sustainable Development Network meets in Helsinki – a personal commitment by Minister Tiilikainen 2017-04-21
    The European Sustainable Development Network met in Helsinki on Thursday and Friday 20–21 April. Experts from 18 countries came to the meeting to exchange views on the national implementation of the global Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
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