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EU environment ministers agree on the EU negotiating mandate for the UN climate meeting COP25

On Friday the 4th of October the EU Environment Council adopted conclusions on climate change, which set out the EU's position for the UN climate change meetings (COP25) in Santiago de Chile in December 2019. The Council also adpoted conclusions on the circular economy and on the 8th Environment Action Programme. The meeting was chaired by Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Krista Mikkonen. Read more

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Strong support for the continuation of the EU's Urban and Territorial Agendas

The Urban Agenda for the EU has enabled cities to contribute to the preparation of various European policies and activated the exchange of information on many topics, such as the urban circular economy. Meanwhile, the EU’s Territorial Agenda has promoted sustainable development in different types of regions.

Environment ministers meet to set EU priorities for UN Climate Conference in Santiago and to agree on the next steps to promote the circular economy

The Environment Council of the EU will meet in Luxembourg on Friday 4 October 2019 to agree on EU priorities for the UN climate negotiations, which will take place in Santiago de Chile in December. The Council also aims to adopt conclusions on the next steps in promoting the circular economy more vigorously within the EU. The meeting will be chaired by Finnish Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen.

Minister Mikkonen appeals to the international construction sector: Climate-friendly construction requires swift action

In connection with the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen appealed to the construction sector to accelerate its transition to low-carbon construction.
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