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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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Finland announces climate strategy for ICT sector: harnessing data bits to combat climate change

NordenBladet — How can waste heat from data centres be converted into heating for homes? How can a broken phone and its precious metals be returned from the desk drawer for servicing or recycling? How can information and communication technologies

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Finland: Nordic countries take joint action to cut climate emissions from construction

NordenBladet — The Nordic countries have intensified co-operation in recent years to curb climate emissions from the built environment. This partnership focuses particularly on working to ensure corresponding principles for assessing and guiding the climate impact of construction in these

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Online survey on the climate plan attracted 18,000 responses

NordenBladet — The Ministry of the Environment organised an online survey to gather people’s views and opinions on how emissions can be reduced effectively and fairly. The number of responses that came in during the four weeks the survey was

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Finland: Climate Policy Roundtable meets to discuss sectoral low-carbon roadmaps

NordenBladet — The Climate Policy Roundtable will hold its sixth meeting on Monday 8 February. The main topic of the meeting are the low-carbon roadmaps for individual sectors. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Sanna Marin. In accordance

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Finland: New strategy to strengthen Finland’s competitiveness in battery sector and to promote climate goals

NordenBladet — The electrification of society and the solutions offered by the battery industry will have a significant impact on how climate objectives can be achieved. The National Battery Strategy presents the means by which Finland will become a competitive,

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Finland: EU foreign ministers meet to discuss climate and energy matters and a broad range of other topical issues

NordenBladet — The EU Foreign Affairs Council will hold its first meeting of the year in Brussels on Monday 25 January. Finland will be represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto. Climate and energy diplomacy of the EU and

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Finland: Comments from citizens to spur reform of the climate change policy plan – How can we reduce emissions effectively and fairly?

NordenBladet — The Ministry of the Environment invites views and opinions on how emissions can be reduced effectively and fairly through an online survey open to all. The survey is open from 19 January to 19 February. The responses will

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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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