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Ban on the discharge of sewage from cruise ships into the Baltic Sea
Press release | Published: 2016-04-22

The International Maritime Organization IMO decided today on 22 April 2016 on the entry into force of the regulations concerning the special area of the Baltic Sea. By these regulations the discharge ......

Maps and statistics > Ban on the discharge of sewage from cruise ships into the Baltic Sea
New report: over 1,000 premature deaths in Finland every year due to air pollution
Press release | Published: 2016-04-13

Air pollution is estimated to cause some 1,600 premature deaths in Finland every year. Most of the negative health effects of pollution are caused by particles containing harmful substances or nitroge......

Climate and air > New report: over 1,000 premature deaths in Finland every year due to air pollution
Threatened habitat types in Finland to be assessed
Press release | Published: 2016-04-11

An assessment is to be conducted on the conservation status of Finnish habitat types, along with related reasons and threats. The assessment will be performed according to the criteria developed by Th......

Nature > Threatened habitat types in Finland to be assessed
National land use guidelines
Content page | Published: 2016-04-07

 The Finnish Government gave a decision on 14th December 2017 on the revised national land use guidelines. The purpose of the guidelines is to make sure that matters of national significance are...

Living environment and planning > Land use planning system > National land use guidelines
Communities at the forefront of the European Heritage Days events
Press release | Published: 2016-02-17

The European Heritage Days will be held this year with the theme Community places, shared environments, which will put communities at the forefront. The theme year was launched today at an opening eve......

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New national park to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence
Press release | Published: 2016-01-22

Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen proposes areas in Suomussalmi and Kuusamo in north-eastern Finland to be designated as the commemorative national park for Finland's 100th......

Nature > New national park to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence
Climate Panel appointed for a new four-year term
Press release | Published: 2016-01-21

The Finnish Climate Panel continues its work in support of the preparation of climate and energy policy with a new composition. The Government has appointed a new panel of 15 members for the next four......

Climate and air > Climate Panel appointed for a new four-year term
Paris climate summit breakthrough delivers legally-binding global agreement
Press release | Published: 2015-12-15

On Saturday evening, a new, comprehensive and legally binding climate agreement was concluded at the Paris climate summit, which will be implemented from 2020 onwards. This agreement marks the first t......

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Climate and air > Paris climate summit breakthrough delivers legally-binding global agreement
Sisters win the Cultural Heritage-makers competition with a story of the family sewing machine
News | Published: 2015-12-15

First place in the third national Cultural Heritage-makers competition went to Hilla and Linnea Sarviaho from Siuntio. In their entry, the sisters told the story of a Singer sewing machine that was or......

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IUCN Forum highlights European nature conservation messages 14–16 December in Helsinki
Press release | Published: 2015-12-11

The Regional Conservation Forum for Europe of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will be held in Helsinki on 14–16 December 2015. The Forum will discuss the state of Europe’s na......

Nature > IUCN Forum highlights European nature conservation messages 14–16 December in Helsinki
Collaboration with Russia intensifies in the field of construction
News | Published: 2015-12-04

Finland and Russia will intensify collaboration in construction and construction design. The plan for developing this collaboration is outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding signed at the House o......

Building > Collaboration with Russia intensifies in the field of construction
Government proposal on access to genetic resources and their utilisation
Press release | Published: 2015-11-19

The Finnish Government today approved the Government proposal on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilisation. Finland does not currently h......

Nature > Government proposal on access to genetic resources and their utilisation
Finland to Host IUCN Regional Conservation Forum in Helsinki in December
News | Published: 2015-10-29

The IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia will be organised in Helsinki 14–16 December 2015. The Forum will gather IUCN member organizations and Commission members from F......

Nature > Finland to Host IUCN Regional Conservation Forum in Helsinki in December
Natural resources ran out today – Earth Overshoot Day arrives early this year
Press release | Published: 2015-08-13

Today, 13 August 2015, people have used up all the renewable resources the Earth can re-generate this year. Earth Overshoot Day has never arrived this early; we are almost a week ahead compared to las......

Consumption and production > Natural resources ran out today – Earth Overshoot Day arrives early this year
CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum 2015 will be organised in Finland in November
Press release | Published: 2015-04-23

Corporations’ biodiversity specialists from around the world convene 11-12 November 2015 at the CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum 2015 in Helsinki, Finland, to exchange knowledge on companies’ latest ......

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Parliament approves the Climate Change Act
Press release | Published: 2015-03-16

The Finnish Parliament passed the Climate Change Act with a clear majority vote on 6 March 2015. The Climate Change Act is a tool for the Government and the Parliament, facilitating the cost-efficient......

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International study: Finland is a leading country in the management of long-term homelessness
Press release | Published: 2015-02-10

According to an international evaluation team, Finland's national programme to reduce long-term homelessness is one of the best examples in the world of how to apply the so-called Housing First princi......

Housing > International study: Finland is a leading country in the management of long-term homelessness
Minister of the Environment Sanni Grahn-Laasonen: changes in the Arctic are not only a problem in the North
Press release | Published: 2015-02-05

“Changes in the Arctic region are not only a problem in the North. This is a globally significant process, the effects of which can already be seen in the Pacific Islands, the Netherlands and Banglade......

Climate and air > Minister of the Environment Sanni Grahn-Laasonen: changes in the Arctic are not only a problem in the North
Amount of State guarantee and guarantee fee
Content page | Published: 2013-10-22

State guarantees are available for anyone building a detached home, or taking out a loan to buy an owner-occupied house. Banks grant the guarantee as part of the housing loan, without a separate appl...

Housing > Owner-occupied housing > Amount of State guarantee and guarantee fee
Artificial Snow to Safeguard Saimaa Ringed Seal Nesting Gets Biodiversity Award 2013-2014
Press release | Published: 2014-12-05

The Biodiversity Award for 2013-2014 goes to the voluntary work to safeguard the nesting of Saimaa Ringed Seal by covering the nests with artificial snow. Nature education for children gets an honorar......

Nature > Artificial Snow to Safeguard Saimaa Ringed Seal Nesting Gets Biodiversity Award 2013-2014

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