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Project to reform Climate Change Act begins by listening to citizens

The reform of the Climate Change Act, as detailed in the Government Programme, has now begun. The first phase of the reform is hearing citizens’ views on what the new Climate Change Act should look like. The goal of the reform is to strengthen the Act and ensure that Finland can be carbon neutral by 2035.

Research project explores the use of gypsum in fields as a measure for protecting the Baltic Sea

This year, the Ministry of the Environment is launching a research and development project to promote the gypsum treatment of fields in the countries around the Baltic Sea. The aim is to reduce nutrient leaching from agriculture and to improve the state of the sea.

Minister Mikkonen to attend Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Rome – agenda to cover role of sustainable cold chains in fight against climate crisis and food loss

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen will represent Finland and the EU at the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Rome on 7 November. The meeting will explore how limiting HFCs used in refrigeration equipment can contribute to the fight against food loss and climate change.

Minister Mikkonen: US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement will not undermine Agreement – EU to continue on its ambitious path

The US Government announced yesterday that it would officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

“The EU deeply regrets the unilateral decision by the Trump administration to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement. The EU remains committed to the Agreement and the world can continue to count on Europe for global leadership in the fight against climate change,” says Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen.

Minister Krista Mikkonen: We will do our utmost to ensure the COP25 will take place

“It is very unfortunate that Chile will not be able to host the UN Climate meeting as planned. As the holder of the Presidency of the EU Council, will do our utmost to ensure that the COP25 will take place,” says Finnish Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen.
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Published 2019-05-24 at 13:44, updated 2019-05-27 at 13:38