27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

A fishing ban to be set up for restoring eel stocks

At the meeting of the European Union’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council, ministers decided to ban eel fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea for three months during eel migration season.
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Emissions trading system reform approved by Member States

Today, ambassadors of the European Union Member States approved the reform of the trading scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowances, which is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial and e
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Kiisler: the European Union fulfils its climate goals

On behalf of the European Union, Siim Kiisler, Minister of the Environment, emphasised at the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, that the European Union will fulfil its climate targets for 2020.
Ümarmudil. Foto: Eric Engbretson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Requirements for cleaning the ballast water of ships

At today’s session, the government approved Estonia’s accession to the convention of the International Maritime Organisation, which aims to protect the marine environment from alien species that may be transported through ballast water from ships.
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

A provisional agreement was reached with the European Parliament on accounting rules for forestry and land use

Today, under Estonia’s guidance, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached a provisional agreement on a regulation on land-use and forestry (LULUCF), which contributes to the achievement of the climate goals.
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

The EU sets new targets for waste management

Earlier this morning, under the guidance of Estonia, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union signed a provisional agreement to amend the waste management directives. By 2025, the level of recycling municipal waste will increase to 55% and by 2030, to 60%.
15.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Environment Minister Siim Kiisler becomes first Estonian to lead UN Environment Assembly

Estonia’s Minister for the Environment, Mr Siim Kiisler, was elected next President of United Nations Environment Assembly, making him the first Estonian to lead a UN environmental body.
12.10.2017|Ministry of the Environment

EU ministers agreed on the catch limits in Baltic Sea in 2018

At the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Luxembourg, EU ministers agreed on next year’s fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea; Estonian opportunities for fishing central herring and sprat.
29.09.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Minamata Convention Puts an End to the Use of Mercury

This week, countries from all over the world will convene in Geneva for the inaugural Conference of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which aims to phase out the use of this dangerous neurotoxin.
26.09.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Minister Kiisler at the Climate Ministerial in Montréal: We Must Push Forward with Robust and Ambitions Action on Climate Change

On the 15th and 16th of September, Canada, China and the EU co-hosted a Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change in Montréal, Canada. The aim of the meeting was to galvanise global momentum on climate action and implementing the Paris agreement.


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