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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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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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Key Project increases sustainability of Finland’s food system 2019-03-26
Climate change, protecting our water resources and ensuring the sustainability of food production require a shift to a system in which nutrients circulate. Over the past three years, the Key Government Project promoting the circular economy has invested more than EUR 30 million in water protection and nutrient recycling. Has Finland reached its goal of becoming a model country for nutrient and energy self-sufficiency?
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