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Annual Climate Report 2021: Emissions in Finland declined in the exceptional year

NordenBladet — The Government submitted its Annual Climate Report to Parliament on Wednesday 23 June. According to the report, Finland’s emissions declined in the exceptional year, but achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 will require more and faster action also after

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Finland: FAO investigates climate change impacts on plant pests

NordenBladet — Finland, as the driving force behind the International Year of Plant Health 2020, has also been crucially involved in the production of one of its key legacy accomplishments – the development of a scientific review study “Climate-change impacts

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Finland: Study: Sustainable management of climate migration requires national and international cooperation

NordenBladet — A new study shows that comprehensive management of climate migration requires the right approach to climate policy and support for adaptation to climate change in the form of humanitarian aid, civilian crisis management, development cooperation, education and research,

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Healthcare and social welfare must systematically prepare for climate change

NordenBladet — Climate change is projected to increase health risks all across the world and especially in developing countries. Climate change may affect the functioning and operational reliability of healthcare also in Finland. Risk prevention requires healthcare and social welfare

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Finland: Foreign Minister Haavisto discusses the impacts of climate change on human rights with young African advocates and Finnish UN Youth Delegates

NordenBladet — On Monday 17 May, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will host a virtual dialogue on measures to avoid the adverse human rights effects of climate change. The Foreign Minister of Finland, Pekka Haavisto, will discuss the topic with

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Finland: EU ministers of foreign affairs to discuss transatlantic relations and Western Balkans and meet with US Envoy for Climate

NordenBladet — EU foreign ministers will convene in Brussels on Monday 10 May. Finland’s representative at the meeting will be State Secretary Johanna Sumuvuori. The main topics on the meeting agenda will be the relations between the USA and the

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Minister Mikkonen: Agreement on European Climate Law a major step towards a climate-neutral Europe ​​​​​​​

NordenBladet — The EU Member States, European Parliament and Commission reached a provisional agreement on the European Climate Law early on Wednesday 21 April. With this law, the objective of a climate-neutral EU by 2050 is written into binding legislation.

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Finland’s Minister of Finance Vanhanen to chair Coalition for Climate Action meeting, with United States, China and Japan participating

NordenBladet — Finance ministers from more than 60 countries will gather today, Tuesday 6 April, from 16.30 to 18.30, for a meeting of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action to discuss climate and economic policies. The spring meeting

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Finland to participate in IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference

NordenBladet — On 31 March 2021, Finland will participate in the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit, which will discuss measures to speed up the transition to clean energy as well as means for States to cooperate more effectively to reduce greenhouse

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Finland: Hannele Pokka appointed to Water and Climate Leaders Panel

NordenBladet — Former minister and permanent secretary Hannele Pokka, currently Professor of Practice in environmental liability at the University of Helsinki, has been appointed to the Water and Climate Leaders Panel, established by the World Meteorological Organisation. The high-level group

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