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The Ministerial Working Group on Climate and Energy Policy started its work – studies in support of the carbon neutrality target to be launched soon

2019-08-22
The Ministerial Working Group on Climate and Energy Policy held its first meeting on Thursday 22 August, chaired by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Krista Mikkonen. The task of the Ministerial Working Group is to guide and direct the implementation of the Government Programme with respect to promoting the carbon neutrality target, strengthening of carbon sinks and decision-making on climate and energy policy, while taking into account social justice and international competitiveness.

Today is Earth Overshoot Day – Circular economy offers solutions for the sustainable use of natural resources

2019-07-29
As of today, 29 July, we have consumed more renewable natural resources than the Earth will produce this year. We have consumed these natural resources in less than seven months, although they should last us the whole year.

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