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EU environment and climate ministers: EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy

2019-07-12
The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular economy to mitigate climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity.

EU environment and climate ministers: climate crisis and biodiversity loss caused by overconsumption require joint solutions

2019-07-11
EU environment and climate ministers discussed stepping up global climate action in their informal meeting. The first day of the meeting focused on the EU’s long-term climate strategy and messages to the UN Climate Action Summit to be held in September 2019. The ministers also discussed the EU’s objectives for halting the loss of biodiversity.

Biodiversity loss must be stopped – strong call for action on behalf of nature from ministers of the environment in Trondheim

2019-07-02
Together with ministers of the environment from 13 other countries, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen issued a strong call on behalf of biodiversity at the Trondheim Conference on 2 July. The ministers committed to promoting increased ambition in international biodiversity targets. The new targets will be agreed on in 2020.

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Mikkonen to visit Trondheim for biodiversity conference

2019-07-01
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen will travel to Trondheim for a conference dealing with biodiversity to be held on Tuesday 2 July. The meeting, now organised for the ninth time, supports the advancement of the international Convention on Biological Diversity. This year’s conference will bring together decision-makers and experts from nearly 120 different countries.

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Mikkonen to attend meeting of EU Environment Council in Luxembourg – water reuse, sustainable chemical policy and EU climate targets on the agenda

2019-06-25
Minister Krista Mikkonen will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting of EU Environment Ministers on 26 June. The Ministers will discuss, among other topics, the EU’s long-term climate targets, sustainable chemical policy and water reuse. To conclude the meeting, Minister Mikkonen will present the Programme for Finland’s EU Council Presidency to the EU Ministers of the Environment and Climate Change.
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Published 2019-05-24 at 13:44, updated 2019-05-27 at 13:38