Press releases 2011 - press releases


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Finland's Ministry of the Environment to contribute EUR 4.6 million to equipment deliveries for St. Petersburg’s waste water tunnel

The Ministry of the Environment has made a decision to contribute EUR 4.57 million towards enhancing wastewater treatment in St. Petersburg, Russia. The allocation will go to equipmen...

2011-11-24
Nordic Climate Festival @ Aalto in search of sustainable solutions

The Ministry of the Environment, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Nordic Climate Festival @ Aalto inform Aalto University hosts a climate change an...

2011-08-29
Finland enhancing support for Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP)

Press release by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland will grant an additional three million euros in funding to the environmental projects of th...

2011-06-16
International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management meets in Helsinki

Kinahmi open-pit mine in Nilsiä Photo: Tapio Heikkilä The...

2011-05-30
Target of halving long-term homelessness reached

Press release from the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health The key quantitative objective of the National Programme to reduce long-term homelessness ...

2011-03-23
New oil and chemical spill response vessel was given the name Louhi

Oil and chemical spill response vessel Louhi. Photo: Ilkka Lastumäki ...

2011-03-08
Indonesian Minister of Housing Suharso Monoarfa to visit Finland

Indonesia's housing minister will visit Finland on 7–10 March. Minister Monoarfa is interested in the Finnish housing support policy, particularly with regard to the financing models for constr...

2011-03-08
Finland’s Ministry of the Environment to contribute almost 600,000 euros to the upgrade of the St Petersburg central wastewater treatment plant

On Friday, 25 February, the Finnish Ministry of the Environment decided to grant 582,035 euros to Watem Oy for the upgrade of the biological process of the St Petersburg central wastewater trea...

2011-03-01
Finland wins acclaim at UNEP

Finland’s long-term efforts to reform international environmental governance were broadly commended on 23 February, at the 26th session of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP's Govern...

2011-02-25
New solutions for promoting the green economy and a more sustainable lifestyle were sought at the Nordic Conference on Sustainable Development

‘A lot is currently going on in the area of sustainable development in the Nordic countries and the Baltic Sea area. It is important that local actors as well as developers and users of innovat...

2011-02-04
Agreement reached between the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and UPM on protecting forests in Kainuu

Press release from the Ministry of the Environment and UPM The Ministry of the Environment and UPM have agreed upon compensation for the Natura 2000 sites and areas designated for protect...

2011-01-28