Press releases 2014 - press releases


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Preliminary agreement on directive proposal concerning farming of GM crops

The EU Member States have approved the preliminary agreement that the European Parliament and the Commission came to last week on a directive proposal concerning the farming of GM crops. The long-prep...

2014-12-11
Artificial Snow to Safeguard Saimaa Ringed Seal Nesting Gets Biodiversity Award 2013-2014

The Biodiversity Award for 2013-2014 goes to the voluntary work to safeguard the nesting of Saimaa Ringed Seal by covering the nests with artificial snow. Nature education for children gets an honorar...

2014-12-05
Green Climate Fund amassed USD 9.3 billion – EUR 80 million from Finland

The high-level Pledging Conference of the Green Climate Fund that ended in Berlin on 20 November yielded the considerable sum of 9.3 billion US dollars, or approximately 7.4 billion euros, in funding ...

2014-11-21
IPCC: Climate change heading towards irreversible consequences; action needed from all sectors of society

According to Finnish experts, Finland meets lot of the requirements for adapting to and mitigating climate change in both cities and the countryside as well as in various sectors.

2014-11-04
UN climate summit successfully activates new stakeholders for the fight against climate change

The most important results of the UN Climate Summit held on Tuesday, 23 September, were the extensive discussions on climate change within numerous sectors and operators in society, and the comprehens...

2014-10-01
UN Secretary-General’s summit hopes to speed up climate change negotiations

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a Climate Summit in New York on 23 September. The summit is not a part of the official UNFCCC climate change negotiation process, but it aims to secure poli...

2014-09-19
Help Find Finland’s Best Biodiversity Input 2013-2014

The best input for the halting the loss of biodiversity is again being looked for in Finland. The National Committee of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature needs your help in finding ...

2014-08-18
High level climate discussion at SuomiAreena: There is hope for a solution to the climate crisis

The panel discussion ‘Low-Carbon Future – From Pledges to Concrete Action’ convened by Minister of the Environment Ville Niinistö at the SuomiAreena event in Pori Finland laid groundwork for the high-...

2014-07-17
The Ministry of the Environment’s Climate Panel in Pori brings together top-tier experts to discuss international climate policies and a low-carbon future

As this year’s main co-operation partner for the SuomiAreena event, the Ministry of the Environment will organise a climate-themed panel discussion at the Promenadikeskus building in Pori between 12:1...

2014-07-09
Minister Haavisto to attend the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) will meet for its first session in Nairobi on 23 to 27 June. The UNEA’s goal is to set strategic objectives for global environmental cooperation and to p...

2014-06-24
Government approves proposal for a climate change act

The Government has today approved the proposal for an act on climate change. The Climate Change Act will require an emissions reduction target of 80% by 2050. First and foremost, the act is intended t...

2014-06-06
Finland and China enter into a cooperation agreement on built environments

On 15 May, Finland and China signed a cooperation agreement concerning built environments. It is hoped that the agreement will provide new opportunities for Finnish cleantech and construction companie...

2014-05-15
Strategy: Bioeconomy is the next wave of the economy

The goal of the Government is to increase the yield of the bioeconomy from the present € 60 billion to € 100 billion and to create 100,000 new bioeconomy jobs by 2025. These targets are included in th...

2014-05-08
Almost 33,000 ha of protected areas added to the Green Belt of Fennoscandia in Suomussalmi

Decrees on establishing 17 nature reserves in the so-called Kalevala Park network in Kainuu have been adopted by the Finnish Government. In addition, 17 other nature reserves were created to protect o...

2014-03-20
The Green Belt of Fennoscandia to become a model area for sustainable development

The Green Belt of Fennoscandia will be developed into a model area where sustainable development is supported through transboundary cooperation. The Green Belt extends from the Baltic Sea to the Arcti...

2014-03-18
Gulf of Finland Year co-operation launched - a record number of observation points at the Russian territorial waters

The oxygen conditions in various parts of the Gulf of Finland has improved clearly since the poor situation in late summer and early autumn of 2013. These good news were reported in the opening event ...

2014-01-24
Finland reports to the UNFCCC

Statistics Finland has compiled the sixth National Communication and the first Biennial Report about the implementation of the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol in Finland. The National Communication repo...

2014-01-08