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Global Cleantech Summit begins in Helsinki in a week

The Global Cleantech Summit 2015 will be held in Helsinki at Kalastajatorppa and Finlandia Hall 8.–10.9.2015. It will offer points of view, corporate contacts, and a possibility for dialogue on global...

Natural resources ran out today – Earth Overshoot Day arrives early this year

Today, 13 August 2015, people have used up all the renewable resources the Earth can re-generate this year. Earth Overshoot Day has never arrived this early; we are almost a week ahead compared to las...

Survey: Society’s Commitment to Sustainability also benefits participants' own organisations

According to a new survey, operators that have made a commitment to sustainable development are very satisfied with the results of the commitment. Four out of five operators that have made commitments...

The Ministry of the Environment moves to energy efficient premises at the beginning of May

The Ministry of the Environment will move to the address Aleksanterinkatu 7 in early May. The premises have been renovated for energy efficiency.

CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum 2015 will be organised in Finland in November

Corporations’ biodiversity specialists from around the world convene 11-12 November 2015 at the CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum 2015 in Helsinki, Finland, to exchange knowledge on companies’ latest ...

International programme on sustainable building launched under the leadership of Finland

The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme, which is a part of the United Nations' 10-year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP), was launched to...

Finns want more effective measures for mitigating climate change

Finns still consider climate change to be a major global threat, and wish decision-makers would adopt more active climate policies for mitigating climate change. Over 80% of Finns agree that internati...

Parliament approves the Climate Change Act

The Finnish Parliament passed the Climate Change Act with a clear majority vote on 6 March 2015. The Climate Change Act is a tool for the Government and the Parliament, facilitating the cost-efficient...

International study: Finland is a leading country in the management of long-term homelessness

According to an international evaluation team, Finland's national programme to reduce long-term homelessness is one of the best examples in the world of how to apply the so-called Housing First princi...

Minister of the Environment Sanni Grahn-Laasonen: changes in the Arctic are not only a problem in the North

“Changes in the Arctic region are not only a problem in the North. This is a globally significant process, the effects of which can already be seen in the Pacific Islands, the Netherlands and Banglade...

Recognition of ecosystem services promotes their sustainable use and protection

The final report of the project ‘National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland’ (TEEB for Finland) was presented to the Minister of the Environment, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen. Accor...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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 ...

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-...

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...


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