Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen to visit China
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
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
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.
Finland aims for simpler EU legislation on construction products
The Government key project concerning less and simpler regulation proceeded to the EU level as Finland gave a proposal for amending the EU Construction Products Regulation. The problems in the current Regulation complicate the operations of Finnish enterprises in the construction sector.
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.