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Panel discussion on Climate survey 2015 on 16th April. Picture: Anna Toppari/Ilmatieteen laitos

Finns want more effective measures for mitigating climate change

Finns still consider climate change to be a major global threat, and wish decision-makers would adopt more active climate policies and companies would develop new solutions for mitigating climate change. Over 80% of Finns agreee that international negotiations should swiftly lead to a newglobal agreement on climate change for reducing global emissions. This information comes from a survey carried out by TNS Gallup and commissioned by the state administration's Steering Group for Climate Communications.

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Parliament approves the Climate Change Act

The Finnish Parliament passed the Climate Change Act with a clear majority vote on 6 March 2015. The Climate Change Act is a tool for the Government and the Parliament, facilitating the cost-efficient achievement of emissions reduction targets. The Climate Change Act establishes an emissions reduction target of 80 per cent by 2050 compared to the 1990 levels. The target is in line with national, international and EU climate objectives.

International study: Finland is a leading country in the management of long-term homelessness

According to an international evaluation team, Finland's national programme to reduce long-term homelessness is one of the best examples in the world of how to apply the so-called Housing First principle to long-term homelessness. According to FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless, Finland is also the only country in the European Union where homelessness continues to decrease.
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A better environment for future generations

Circular economy, green growth, affordable housing, good state of the environment…What kind of Finland would you like to see in 2022? Take a ride on a bicycle and find out more about the key points of the Ministry of the Environment’s new strategy. Read more about the strategy.