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Ministry of the Environment to grant half a million euros in support for climate change projects 2019-03-14
The Ministry of the Environment has opened a call for grant applications for municipal and regional projects aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by building-specific heating, machinery and equipment use, waste management, fluorinated gas use, transport and agriculture. Around half a million euros in funding has been allocated for the projects.
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European Heritage Days invites to explore arts and entertainment from the Baltic Sea to the Arctic Circle 2018-11-15
What kind of art makes you stop? What kind of entertainment makes you think? What makes you smile, laugh and feel? What brings a story to life and creates emotions? During 2019, emotional experiences will inspire us and lift us above the mundane, as Finland will celebrate the European Heritage Days with the theme ‘Exploring Arts and Entertainment`.By this theme we will also highlight the doing and experiencing of art, different forms of entertainment, and user perspectives.
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Finland published a new strategy for building a water-secure world 2018-08-22
The Finnish Water Way is Finland’s new strategy for building a water-secure world.
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Climate Barometer 2019: Finns wish to have solutions to climate crisis at the heart of policy-making 2019-03-18
The Finns wish to see solutions to the climate crisis among the priority themes of the next government term and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. Growing numbers of Finns have also changed their own behaviour to mitigate climate change. These are the conclusions to be made from a survey carried out by Kantar TNS, commissioned by the Steering Group for Central Government Climate Communications.
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New estimate — every ninth species in Finland is threatened 2019-03-08
A new assessment of threatened species indicates an increasing loss of biodiversity in Finnish nature. Of the 22 000 species evaluated, 11.9% were classified as threatened, compared to 10.5% in the previous assessment. All species groups include threatened species, and the highest proportion can be found among birds and bryophytes (mosses). The primary cause of threat is the decline and deterioration of natural habitat. Much can be done to stop this development, but urgent action is needed.
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Restoration of Urban Longinoja Brook Wins Finnish Biodiversity Award 2017-2018 2019-02-25
Perseverance in the voluntary restoration of the urban brook of Longinoja in the Malmi suburb of Helsinki won the Finnish Biodiversity Award 2017-2018. The winner was chosen by the National Committee of Finland of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. The award was given out in Helsinki on 25 February 2019 by Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen.
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