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Minister Mikkonen on the Green Deal: the EU is rebuilding its economy to solve the sustainability crisis

“The Green Deal is an important first step in rebuilding the EU economy on a sustainable foundation. This is the only way to resolve the climate crisis, halt the decline of biodiversity and safeguard wellbeing. This proposal comes at a critical time. It also sends a strong signal to the international community that the EU is committed to leadership in tackling the climate crisis, said Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen at the Madrid Climate Conference.

UN Climate Change Conference to kick off in Madrid on Monday 2 December – Finland leading the EU in negotiations

The Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change will meet in Madrid, Spain, on 2–13 December. This UN Climate Conference will be the last one before the term of the Paris Agreement begins in 2020. The negotiations will focus particularly on the rules for international market mechanisms. Other topics on the agenda will include the evaluation of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage and the review of the Gender Action Plan.

Project to reform Climate Change Act begins by listening to citizens

The reform of the Climate Change Act, as detailed in the Government Programme, has now begun. The first phase of the reform is hearing citizens’ views on what the new Climate Change Act should look like. The goal of the reform is to strengthen the Act and ensure that Finland can be carbon neutral by 2035.

Research project explores the use of gypsum in fields as a measure for protecting the Baltic Sea

This year, the Ministry of the Environment is launching a research and development project to promote the gypsum treatment of fields in the countries around the Baltic Sea. The aim is to reduce nutrient leaching from agriculture and to improve the state of the sea.

Minister Mikkonen to attend Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Rome – agenda to cover role of sustainable cold chains in fight against climate crisis and food loss

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen will represent Finland and the EU at the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Rome on 7 November. The meeting will explore how limiting HFCs used in refrigeration equipment can contribute to the fight against food loss and climate change.
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Published 2019-05-24 at 13:44, updated 2019-05-27 at 13:38