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Protection of the Arctic marine environment – Interview with Kristiina Isokallio, representative of Finland 2017-09-19
Kristiina Isokallio, Senior International Adviser at the Ministry of the Environment, deals with issues related to the protection of the Arctic marine areas in the working group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME). For Isokallio, September will be a busy time as Finland’s Arctic Council Chairmanship means attending meetings and workshops related to the marine environment.
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Minister Tiilikainen at the Arctic Energy Summit: The long-term goal of the Paris agreement requires significant replacement of fossil fuels 2017-09-18

“The long-term goal of the Paris Agreement requires significant replacement of fossil fuels by renewables as well as enhancing energy efficiency and energy savings”, said Kimmo Tiilikainen, minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment in his opening speech at the Arctic Energy Summit held in Helsinki 18-20 September.
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Closer Finnish-Japanese cooperation in environmental research 2017-07-10
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and the National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan NIES have signed a cooperation document to promote joint projects between the two institutes. The aim is to improve the exchange of information between the countries, strengthen the research networks, and support joint research on a long-term basis. The initiative to the agreement came from Japan.
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Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen elected Vice President of the Bureau of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) 2017-12-07
Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen was elected Vice President of the Bureau of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA). The Bureau, composed of ten Ministers of the Environment, is responsible in particular for matters of high policy relevance, including the themes addressed by the Environment Assembly.
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Experimenting and public procurement among the priorities in the Action Plan for a Circular Economy 2017-12-01
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Government aims to develop Finland into a pioneer of the bioeconomy, circular economy and cleantech sectors. The priorities of the action plan are sustainable and innovative public procurement, platforms for experimenting with and testing the circular economy, new product and service innovations, and support for investments. The new action plan presents concrete measures prepared by the Government of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra to promote the circul
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Minister Tiilikainen a candidate to the Bureau of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) 2017-11-29
Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing of Finland Kimmo Tiilikainen has been nominated as the candidate of the EU and other western countries to the Bureau of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA).
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