Press releases 2013 - press releases


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Environmental impacts of the financial crisis evident

The prolonged financial crisis that began in 2008 has evidently affected the environment in Finland, according to a report on the State of the Environment in Finland 2013 freshly published by SYKE. Th...

2014-02-05
Ministers of the Environment meeting in Inari discussed conservation of natural areas and climate change in the Barents Region

Numerous areas of high conservation value in the Barents Region are still unprotected. The meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council’s Ministers of the Environment presented new recommendations for ...

2013-12-05
Three sites excluded from the Barents environmental “hot spots” list

Three environmental pollution sources were excluded from the Barents environmental “hot spots” list today at the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) meeting of the ministers of the environment, held in...

2013-12-04
Environmental ministers of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council meet in Inari

The 11th meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council’s Ministers of Environment will be held in Inari, Finland, on 4-5 December 2013. The meeting will be hosted by Finnish Minister of the Environment V...

2013-12-02
The phone numbers of the Ministry of the Environment, SYKE and ARA are changing

The telephone numbers of the environmental administration will change on 29-30 October 2013, as part of the state administration’s shared Hansel framework agreement. The service numbers of the organiz...

2013-10-25
Large lakes OK, coastal water quality poor

A new assessment of the ecological status of Finland’s waters shows that 85% of the surface area of our lakes and 65% of our rivers are in a good or very good state. However, three-quarters of the sur...

2013-10-02
Changes in legislation to promote wind power

The Finnish Government is proposing to simplify the permit procedures related to the construction of wind power plants by introducing changes to the Land Use and Building Act. The matter was discu...

2013-08-22
Results of water samples taken in Poland indicate significant phosphorous leakages from phosphogypsum stacks

The analyses of the water samples taken in Police and Gdansk are now complete.

2013-07-23
Minister Viitanen at the Housing Fair: Smart construction must be developed through understanding everyday life

Today on 12 July, Minister of Housing and Communications Piia Viitanen opened the Housing Fair in Hyvinkää by highlighting the importance of digitalisation and technology to the future of construction...

2013-07-12
Hannele Pokka appointed as the Permanent Secretary of the Finnish Ministry of the Environment

The Finnish Government appointed Doctor of Laws Hannele Pokka to serve as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment from 1 September 2013 until 31 May 2020 on 8 May. A total of 11 ind...

2013-05-13
RELEASE FOR MEDIA ON UPCOMING CHANGES: Changes in the Ministry of the Environment’s press release service

The new website of the Ministry of the Environment is open at ym.fi. In this context, the press release service of the Ministry of the Environment was reformed. All journalists and editorial staff...

2013-04-04
Finnish Marina von Weissenberg becomes IUCN Vice-President

Counsellor Marina von Weissenberg from the Ministry of the Environment has been elected as Vice-President of IUCN-the International Union for Conservation of Nature for the period 2013-2016.

2013-01-31
Krista Kiuru, Minister of Housing and Communications, will visit India from 15 to 19 January

Information from the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Transport and Communications Krista Kiuru, Minister of Housing and Communications, to visit India from 15 to 19 January.

2013-01-14