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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 crisi...

2020-05-28
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 recov...

2020-05-27
​​​​​​​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 h...

2020-05-20
Minister Mikkonen: European Commission’s strategy an important step to halt the decline in biodiversity

“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 E...

2020-05-20
Comments invited on the draft for Finland’s first maritime spatial plan – aim to combine the use and good status of marine environment

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 cer...

2020-05-18
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

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 co...

2020-05-08
Juhani Damski appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment

Juhani Damski has been appointed as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment. Damski’s five-year term as the Permanent Secretary starts on 1 June 2020. He comes to the Ministry of th...

2020-05-07
New ownership policy decisions concerning Metsähallitus

The Ministerial Committee on Economic Policy of Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government has made the ownership policy decisions concerning Metsähallitus for 2020–2024. The new policy measures are base...

2020-05-05
Ban on gillnet fishing to protect Saimaa ringed seal into force on 15 April

The ban that entered into force on 15 April 2020 prohibits gillnet fishing in habitats important for the Saimaa ringed seal and its pups until the end of June. The ban does not concern gillnets used t...

2020-04-21
Working group to draft proposals for sustainable recovery in terms of climate and natural environment

On Wednesday 15 April, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen appointed a working group to draft proposals for recovery measures after the coronavirus crisis to respond to the ...

2020-04-15
Ministerial Working Group on Climate and Energy Policy: Measures after coronavirus epidemic to support the building of a carbon neutral society

At its meeting on Wednesday 1 April, the Ministerial Working Group on Climate and Energy Policy discussed the economic measures after the coronavirus epidemic and the set of measures concerning a just...

2020-04-01
Delays expected at construction sites due to decrease in workforce

The Government has decided to restrict the traffic at borders starting on 19 March 2020. This also concerns commuting to work across the borders. The restrictions have impacts on the Finnish construct...

2020-03-20
Guidance from Ministerial Working Group on Climate and Energy Policy for the reform of the Climate Change Act

The Ministerial Working Group on Climate and Energy Policy met on Tuesday 17 March 2020. The ministers discussed the key principles that guide the reform of the Climate Change Act and received an upda...

2020-03-18
Building repair construction strategy aims to reduce the building stock’s emissions by 90 per cent by 2050

Finland’s long-term repair construction strategy has been finalised. The strategy applies to residential and service buildings the construction of which has been completed by the beginning of 2020. Th...

2020-03-11
Minister Mikkonen: Commission Action Plan for the Circular Economy an important opening to solve the sustainability crisis – Designing durable and easy-to-repair products

“The Circular Economy Action Plan of the EU published by the European Commission today is an important opening to solve the sustainability crisis. It has a strong focus on sustainable product design, ...

2020-03-11
Finland joins the ambitious European Plastics Pact

Finland has signed the European Plastics Pact, where a large number of European countries, companies and associations make a commitment to acting on a voluntary basis to reduce the environmental harm ...

2020-03-06
Minister Mikkonen: Commission proposal for the European Climate Law important step towards a carbon neutral Europe; the plan to update the 2030 target must come sooner than planned

“The proposal for the European Climate Law given by the Commission today is an important step towards a carbon neutral EU by 2050. The European Union must lead the way in climate change mitigation and...

2020-03-04
Finland and 11 other Member States haste the process to tighten EU's emission reduction target

Finland and 11 other EU countries call on the European Commission to tighten the EU’s emission reduction target to 2030 as soon as possible. The Environment Ministers will discuss the climate actions ...

2020-03-03
Nature Panel seeks members – independent panel of scientists to promote biodiversity

The mission of the Nature Panel will be clarified by dividing its tasks between the Finnish Nature Panel and the Finnish IPBES Working Group. The Finnish Nature Panel will be an independent scientific...

2020-02-18
Important transaction concerning mires valuable for biodiversity - 700 hectares to mire protection in Helmi Habitats Programme

The Ministry of the Environment, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Central Finland and Vapo Oy have concluded a significant property transaction: the State of Finland ...

2020-02-17

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