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Photography Exhibition on Arctic Biodiversity in the Lobby of the Ministry 2019-05-22
Arctic Biodiversity Through the Lens photography competition and exhibition raises awareness of the importance of Arctic biodiversity, brings attention to the multiple challenges facing Arctic biodiversity and to celebrates the beauty of the Arctic.
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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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Arctic Council issues recommendations for environmental impact assessment procedures in Arctic areas 2019-05-17
The Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council, under Finland’s leadership, has prepared a report on good practices for environmental impact assessment in the Arctic region. The practices place particular emphasis on strengthening the engagement of Indigenous Peoples and other local inhabitants.
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Ministry of the Environment investigates the use of plastics in buildings – ARA, Senate Properties and the University of Helsinki studying how to reduce the use of plastics in their construction projects 2019-04-05
A study by the Ministry of the Environment on the use of plastics in residential buildings and day-care centres reveals that plastics can be found in all parts of buildings. The amount of plastics in individual buildings, however, is very small when compared to the other materials. Some of these plastics would be relatively easy to recycle or replace using other solutions.
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National Report on Biodiversity in Finland: Biodiversity still on the decline despite rigorous work 2019-03-29
Finland’s broad-based working group on biodiversity has approved the sixth national report on the conservation of biodiversity in Finland. According to the report, Finland has engaged in rigorous, well-coordinated work to halt the decline in biodiversity, but the changes in practices throughout society have not been sufficient. As a result, we will not reach our target of halting biodiversity loss in Finland by 2020.
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