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First Climate Policy Roundtable to discuss sustainable recovery

2020-05-27
The Climate Policy Roundtable appointed by the Government will hold its first meeting on Thursday 28 May 2020. The meeting will be held through virtual channels, and it will focus on sustainable recovery measures in terms of the climate and natural environment. Background presentations will be given by the chairs of the working group on sustainable recovery Mari Pantsar and Hannele Pokka and chair of the Finnish Climate Change Panel Markku Ollikainen.

​​​​​​​Ismo Tiainen to continue as Director General of Administration and International Affairs at the Ministry of the Environment

2020-05-20
The Government has appointed Ismo Tiainen as the Director General of Administration and International Affairs of the Ministry of the Environment for the term 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2025. Tiainen also heads the ministry’s support unit for administration and international affairs.

Minister Mikkonen: European Commission’s strategy an important step to halt the decline in biodiversity

2020-05-20
“The Biodiversity Strategy 2030 published by the Commission today is a key element of the European Green Deal. It is absolutely vital to enhance the impact of the biodiversity targets through common Europe-wide policy actions that also promote the structural transition of society towards a low-carbon economy,” Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen says. 

Comments invited on the draft for Finland’s first maritime spatial plan – aim to combine the use and good status of marine environment

2020-05-18
This is the first comprehensive maritime spatial plan concerning Finland’s sea areas. The purpose of the plan is, in broad outline, to designate areas that have potential and could be suitable for certain uses – fisheries, aquaculture, recreation, tourism and maritime transport. The aim is to coordinate the needs of different sectors to improve the conditions for maritime industries and livelihoods and the status of the marine environment.

Sustainable recovery working group: Post-crisis measures to boost investments in emission reductions, impacts of all measures on climate and natural environment to be assessed

2020-05-08
The working group on sustainable recovery appointed by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen has submitted its proposals for the first phase to the working group on the coronavirus exit and reconstruction strategy of the Prime Minister’s Office. The task of the working group was to discuss and propose measures that will promote the economic recovery while also responding to the climate crisis and decline in biodiversity.
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Published 2019-05-24 at 13:44, updated 2019-05-27 at 13:38