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Environment ministers meet to set EU priorities for UN Climate Conference in Santiago and to agree on the next steps to promote the circular economy

2019-10-03
The Environment Council of the EU will meet in Luxembourg on Friday 4 October 2019 to agree on EU priorities for the UN climate negotiations, which will take place in Santiago de Chile in December. The Council also aims to adopt conclusions on the next steps in promoting the circular economy more vigorously within the EU. The meeting will be chaired by Finnish Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen.

Minister Mikkonen appeals to the international construction sector: Climate-friendly construction requires swift action

2019-09-25
In connection with the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen appealed to the construction sector to accelerate its transition to low-carbon construction.

Innovations, latest scientific knowledge and state of the circular economy on the agenda in Helsinki, 30 September–1 October

2019-09-24
The conference European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy will be held between 30 September and 1 October 2019 in Helsinki, Finland with a view to presenting the state of the circular economy and recommendations for promoting a sustainable circular economy based on the latest research data. The conference will also present circular economy innovations and success stories.

Minister Mikkonen to attend UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit and Sustainable Development Summit in New York

2019-09-19
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen will travel to New York for the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit and the Sustainable Development Summit in New York on 20–26 September. The meetings are part of the opening week of the UN General Assembly.

Finland aims to improve water quality in the Baltic Sea by applying gypsum to fields

2019-09-16
The Finnish Ministry of the Environment is enhancing the protection of the Baltic Sea by launching a research project on the gypsum treatment of fields. The object of the project is to promote the use of gypsum to treat fields in the countries around the Baltic Sea in order to reduce nutrient leaching from agriculture and improve the water quality in the sea.
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Published 2019-05-24 at 13:44, updated 2019-05-27 at 13:38