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Ministry of the Environment investigates the use of plastics in buildings – ARA, Senate Properties and the University of Helsinki studying how to reduce the use of plastics in their construction projects

NordenBladet —  A study by the Ministry of the Environment on the use of plastics in residential buildings and day-care centres reveals that plastics can be found in all parts of buildings. The amount of plastics in individual buildings, however,

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National Report on Biodiversity in Finland: Biodiversity still on the decline despite rigorous work

NordenBladet — Finland’s broad-based working group on biodiversity has approved the sixth national report on the conservation of biodiversity in Finland. According to the report, Finland has engaged in rigorous, well-coordinated work to halt the decline in biodiversity, but the

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Key Project increases sustainability of Finland’s food system

NordenBladet — How have the Key Government Projects affected water resources protection and the circular economy? Climate change, protecting our water resources and ensuring the sustainability of food production require a shift to a system in which nutrients circulate. Over

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Climate Barometer 2019: Finns wish to have solutions to climate crisis at the heart of policy-making

NordenBladet — The Finns wish to see solutions to the climate crisis among the priority themes of the next government term and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. Growing numbers of Finns have also changed their own behaviour

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New estimate — every ninth species in Finland is threatened

NordenBladet — A new assessment of threatened species indicates an increasing loss of biodiversity in Finnish nature. Of the 22 000 species evaluated, 11.9% were classified as threatened, compared to 10.5% in the previous assessment. All species groups include threatened

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Restoration of Urban Longinoja Brook Wins Finnish Biodiversity Award 2017-2018

NordenBladet — Perseverance in the voluntary restoration of the urban brook of Longinoja in the Malmi suburb of Helsinki won the Finnish Biodiversity Award 2017-2018. The winner was chosen by the National Committee of Finland of IUCN, International Union for

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Nordic countries agree on closer cooperation to tackle the climate crisis

NordenBladet — At their meeting in Helsinki on Friday 25 January, the Prime Ministers and ministers responsible for climate issues of the Nordic countries decided to speed up their climate actions. The Nordic countries aim to follow the 1.5 Degree

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