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Permit to derogate from the prohibition to alter a natural habitat
Content page | Published: 2018-03-27

In accordance with section 47 of the Nature Conservation Act, the deterioration and destruction of a habitat important for the survival of a species under strict protection is prohibited. The prohibi...

Forms, permits and environmental impact assessment > Permits, notifications and registration > Nature conservation permits > Permit to derogate from the prohibition to alter a natural habitat

Content page | Published: 2018-05-30

Permission to derogate may only be issued, provided that the conservation objectives of the site are not jeopardised. Many nature reserves are also Natura 2000 reserves. Therefore, those seeking p...

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Land extraction reporting and permits
Content page | Published: 2013-12-10

Reporting in accordance with the Land Extraction Act Section 23a of the Land Extraction Act requires the holder of the land extraction permit to notify the permit authority of the quantity and t...

Forms, permits and environmental impact assessment > Permits, notifications and registration > Land extraction reporting and permits
Finland's environmental administration
Content page | Published: 2013-12-10

  Tasks of Finland's environmental administration Finland’s environmental administration promotes sustainable development. The overall goals are to......

Finland's environmental administration
Ministers of the Environment meeting in Inari discussed conservation of natural areas and climate change in the Barents Region
Press release | Published: 2013-12-05

Numerous areas of high conservation value in the Barents Region are still unprotected. The meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council’s Ministers of the Environment presented new recommendations for ......

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Three sites excluded from the Barents environmental “hot spots” list
Press release | Published: 2013-12-04

Three environmental pollution sources were excluded from the Barents environmental “hot spots” list today at the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) meeting of the ministers of the environment, held in......

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Environmental ministers of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council meet in Inari
Press release | Published: 2013-12-02

The 11th meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council’s Ministers of Environment will be held in Inari, Finland, on 4-5 December 2013. The meeting will be hosted by Finnish Minister of the Environment V......

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Climate and air > Environmental ministers of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council meet in Inari
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Earlier evaluations of threatened species
Content page | Published: 2017-01-12

The first extensive evaluation of threatened species in Finland was conducted in the 1980s. The results were published as a Report on the Monitoring of Threatened Animals and Plants in Finland, in 19...

Nature > Species > Threatened species > Earlier evaluations of threatened species
Watch how St. Petersburg succeeded in cleaning up its waste water
News | Published: 2013-11-20

The city of St. Petersburg’s improved waste water treatment system is a success story. After 20 years of cooperation most of the city’s waste water is now conveyed to waste water treatment plants. Acc......

Sea > Watch how St. Petersburg succeeded in cleaning up its waste water
Landscapes
Content page | Published: 2013-11-04

Landscapes are an integral part of local identities, everyday lives and the wellbeing of people. Landscapes are formed by interaction between humans and nature, which makes them bearers of historical...

Nature > Landscapes
Natura 2000 areas in Finland
Content page | Published: 2019-11-04

The European Union aims to halt the loss of biodiversity throughout its territory. One of the most important means to achieve this goal is the Natura 2000 network. The Natura 2000 network protec...

Nature > Protected areas > Natura 2000 areas in Finland
Protected areas
Content page | Published: 2017-01-26

The network of protected areas in Finland covers the whole country. The aim of protected areas is to secure the natural features, conserve natural diversity and protect national landscapes, as well a...

Nature > Protected areas
Protected species
Content page | Published: 2013-11-04

The Nature Conservation Act (Chapter 6) protects all species of birds and mammals not specifically listed as game species or unprotected species. Species other than mammals or birds can be protected ...

Nature > Species > Protected species
EIA procedure for projects
Content page | Published: 2013-10-31

  The purpose of the environmental impact assessment procedure (EIA) is to ensure that the environmental impact of projects is appropriately investigated, whenever a project is likely to have...

Forms, permits and environmental impact assessment > Environmental impact assessment > EIA procedure for projects
Rented housing
Content page | Published: 2017-07-03

Around half of the rental apartments in Finland have been financed by national Arava loans or interest subsidy loans. The other half have been financed on the open market. Apartments financed by Arav...

Housing > Rented housing
Climate change mitigation
Content page | Published: 2016-06-23

Although climate change is irreversible, its effects can still be mitigated. The key to mitigation is stopping the increase of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. © Janne Ulvi...

Climate and air > Climate change mitigation
Community structure
Content page | Published: 2014-01-13

Community structure means the internal structure of an employment area, town, city, neighbourhood or another urban area. It includes the population and housing, jobs and production, service and le...

Living environment and planning > Community structure
How to prepare for changes?
Content page | Published: 2016-06-29

The starting point for adapting to climate change is being prepared for the effects of climate change whilst at the same time mitigating them. Both decision-makers and house owners need to be aware o...

Climate and air > Adaption to climate change > How to prepare for changes?
Large retail unit planning
Content page | Published: 2013-10-28

Retail sales control is regulated by the Land Use and Building Act (LUBA).  The special provisions on retail sales are set out in Chapter 9 a of the Act.  © Pirjo Ferin All...

Living environment and planning > Community structure > Services > Large retail unit planning
Local master plans coordinate and direct local detailed plans
Content page | Published: 2013-10-28

Local master plans are the general land use plans of municipalities. The plans give general directions on land use, for example the location of residential areas, places of employment and traffic rou...

Living environment and planning > Land use planning system > Local master plans coordinate and direct local detailed plans

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