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There are currently five major forestry-related projects underway in Finland driven, at least in part, by Chinese investment.
March 21, 2019
A new report has called for closer and broader regulation of mining activity in the Arctic region. The authors of the report said that there has hitherto been surprisingly little research on the environmental risks associated with mining in the Arctic as well as measures that could mitigate those risks.
February 25, 2019
The UN has criticised Finland’s administrative courts for adding 93 people to the electoral register for the Sami parliament against the wishes of the Sami members of that parliament, who did not regard those 93 people as Sami.
February 02, 2019
The Juha Sipilä administration has withdrawn draft legislation from the Finnish Parliament that would strengthen Sámi rights.
January 25, 2019
On 24 November, the sun rose above the horizon for the last time in Utsjoki, Finland’s northernmost municipality. For the next eight weeks or so, the northern part of Lapland will be clouded in an eerie dark blue until the sun rises again on 17 January.
December 10, 2018
Among 28 European Union countries, Finland is ranked ninth in efforts to combat climate change
November 29, 2018
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says that he thinks Finland is ready to do more to fight climate change, after he hosted all nine parliamentary parties at a meeting to discuss ways to keep warming due to climate change down to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
November 22, 2018
Finland could reduce greenhouse gas emissions more sharply over the next decade than so far projected, according to a report published by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra on Monday.
November 20, 2018
The first phase of Kittilä Airport’s new expansion project is nearly complete and its new areas will be open to the public next week, on Thursday, 22 November, according to national airport operator Finavia. The improvements are part of a 55 million euro project at airports across Lapland.
November 15, 2018
Finland is hosting the Arctic Biodiversity Congress this week, where 450 scientists, government officials, indigenous peoples and experts from 26 countries are discussing safeguarding the Arctic environment. Finland is chair of the Arctic Council from 2017-2019, and hosting two high-level environmental meetings this month.
October 10, 2018