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Annual Climate Change Report 2020: Emission reduction targets for the following years likely to be reached, carbon-neutral Finland by 2035 requires further action

The Government submitted its second Annual Climate Change Report to Parliament on Wednesday 17 June. According to the report, the measures included in the Climate Change Policy Plan to 2030 are likely to be sufficient to reach the present reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions set for both 2020 and 2030. However, further action and strengthening the measures that are already implemented will be needed to reach a carbon-neutral Finland by 2035.

Sustainable recovery boosts the necessary transformations in society

Working group proposes measures towards a carbon-neutral circular economy.

Strong support from Climate Policy Roundtable for recovery measures that mitigate climate emissions

The Climate Policy Roundtable held its first meeting on Thursday 28 May. The focus of the meeting that for the most part took place through virtual channels was on recovery after the coronavirus crisis. The members of the roundtable expressed their strong support for climate-sustainable recovery measures.

First Climate Policy Roundtable to discuss sustainable recovery

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

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.
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Published 2019-05-24 at 13:44, updated 2019-05-27 at 13:38