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Finland: Panel discussion on climate change and biodiversity loss based on Sir David Attenborough’s documentary

NordenBladet — Experts preparing for the 2021 UN summits will meet youth to discuss the protection of biodiversity and climate action. The event is organised by the British Embassy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and WWF Finland. Sustainable food production

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Finland: EU environment ministers meet in Brussels to finalise the climate commitment to UN

NordenBladet — On 17 December, the EU environment and climate ministers will meet in Brussels to finalise the EU’s climate commitment to the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Finland’s representative at the meeting will be Minister

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Estonia: EU countries agree on a common climate target for 2030

NordenBladet — European Union heads of state and government agreed on a target of reducing EU-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990. Last night, the Council also reached a final agreement on the EU’s next seven-year

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CORRECTION TO PRESS RELEASE: 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

NordenBladet — On December 2nd, 2020, we incorrectly sent a press release titled “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 press release was

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Climate Policy Roundtable meets to discuss the Climate Change Act

NordenBladet — The Climate Policy Roundtable will hold its fifth meeting on Wednesday 2 December. The main topic of the meeting is the process to reform the Climate Change Act.Finland aims to be carbon neutral by 2035. The Climate Change

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Finland: Webinar on 30 November 2020: Taking full advantage of digitalisation in climate work and bringing ICT sector emissions under control

NordenBladet — How can digitalisation best serve the work against climate change? What should be done to reduce the ICT sector’s emissions? The final report of the working group on a climate and environment strategy for the ICT sector will

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Finland: Hiilestä kiinni – Catch the carbon research and innovation programme to produce climate-sustainable land use solutions, extensive call for applications now open

NordenBladet — The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has opened an extensive call for applications for research and development funding aimed to produce information on how the climate-sustainability of agriculture, forestry and other land uses can be strengthened. The total

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Finland: Ministry of the Environment and Sámi Parliament negotiate on the Climate Change Act

NordenBladet — The negotiations on the Climate Change Act between the Ministry of the Environment and the Sámi Parliament under section 9 of the Act on the Sámi Parliament were held on Tuesday 27 October. The Government proposal for the

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Estonia: European Union Affairs Committee supported achieving climate neutral Europe

NordenBladet — At its today’s sitting, the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) discussed the positions formulated by the Government of the Republic on the Communication of the European Commission “The European Green Deal” and the

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Denmark: Princess Marie meets climate activist Vanessa Nakate as she ends trip to Uganda as Patron of DanChurchAid + PHOTOS!

NordenBladet – On 29 February, Princess Marie met with young climate activist, Vanessa Nakate during her humanitarian trip to Uganda as Patron of DanChurchAid. Vanessa Nakate called out the Associated Press when she was cropped out of a photo with

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COP25 international climate summit in Madrid: The Nordic countries need a joint “climate law”

NordenBladet – “The Nordic region needs a “climate law” that is binding on all of the countries. National legislation isn’t enough,” says Sofia Geisler, a member of the Nordic Council from Greenland. The Greenland MP made the suggestion at an

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Estonia: Pentus-Rosimannus is debating climate policy in Madrid with Frans Timmermans

NordenBladet — Member of the European Union Affairs Committee Keit Pentus-Rosimannus is taking part in a high-level climate policy panel in Madrid, where she will present options for introducing Estonia’s technological solutions for the benefit of achieving climate neutrality, and

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Finland: COSAC adopted contribution on the negotiations concerning the MFF, overseeing compliance with the rule-of-law principle, and EU climate action

NordenBladet – LXII COSAC, the conference of the committees of Member State parliaments dealing with EU affairs, as well as of representatives of the European Parliament, ended in Helsinki earlier today. The conference sessions held on Monday and Tuesday covered

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Estonia: European Union Affairs Committee discusses new EU action plan and climate topics with its colleagues in Helsinki

NordenBladet — Members of the European Union Affairs Committee (EUAC) of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) are taking part in the Plenary Meeting of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) in

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SWEDEN´s climate and environmental activist Greta Thunberg turns down Nordic Council´s environmental award and prize money

NordenBladet – Greta Thunberg, who became known worldwide for her weekly climate strikes, has decided to decline the Nordic Council’s environmental award and 350,000 Danish kroner (US$52,042) in prize money. The Swedish teen climate change activist rejected the recognition in

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Estonia: President of the Riigikogu discussed challenges of climate neutrality with President of Hungary

NordenBladet — President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas and President of Hungary János Áder met in Budapest to discuss challenges that achieving climate neutrality would set for energy security. Põlluaas said that Estonia decided this week to join the European

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