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17.02.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Estonia starts to trade with greenhouse gas emissions under the new scheme

The Riigikogu approved the new greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme, which will operate in parallel with market-driven European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
17.02.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Ministry of the Environment: The water contact of hazardous substances must be reduced

The representatives of the Ministry of the Environment and the Estonian Water Companies Association met today in order to discuss how to reduce the influence of hazardous substances to the aquatic environment.
Olmejäätmeid koos pakendijäätmetega tekib inimese kohta ligi 400 kilogrammi aastas.
11.02.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Mati Raidma: The Estonian Competition Authority has repeatedly referred to the lack of competition in the recycling sector

Minister of the Environment Mati Raidma comment to the article that was published in Eesti Ekspress today – “Reform Party is pushing through the interests of recyclers”:
2014. aasta parimad teod keskkonna heaks - kuhuviia.ee ja jäälinnu tutvustamise projekt
29.01.2015|Ministry of the Environment

The best environmental deeds are map application kuhuviia.ee and the kingfisher project

Minister of the Environment Mati Raidma recognised and awarded the best environmental deeds of 2014. The winners were Things SA with their map application kuhuviia.ee and Eesti Ornitoloogiaühing MTÜ with their project that introduces the kingfisher.
Keskkonnasõbraliku Ettevõtte üldvõidu pälvis AS Estonian Cell
29.01.2015|Ministry of the Environment

The most environmentally friendly company of the year is Estonian Cell AS

Minister of the Environment Mati Raidma awarded the most environmentally friendly companies of Estonia today. The overall winner was Estonian Cell AS, which uses wastewater to manufacture biogas.
Keskkonnaminister Mati Raidma, Eesti Maaülikooli rektor Mait Klaassen, Tartu Ülikooli rektor Volli Kalm ning Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli rektor Andres Keevallik.
27.01.2015|Ministry of the Environment

The preliminary analysis of the Estonian earth’s crust strategy will be prepared in cooperation with the universities

Minister of the Environment Mati Raidma met with the Rectors of the University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology and the Estonian University of Life Sciences in order to develop the initial task to prepare the Estonian earth’s crust strategy together with the universities.
20.01.2015|Ministry of the Environment

The biggest semi-coke mountains of Estonia do not pollute the environment anymore

Kohtla-Järve and Kiviõli semi-coke mountains that endangered the environment of Ida-Virumaa for a long time are now properly closed and do not pose a threat to the environment.
Möödaviik tüüpi kalatee Põltsamaa jõel Ao II paisul.
15.01.2015|Ministry of the Environment

A total of 27 fish passes were completed on the river dams last year

A total of 27 fish passes were completed on the river dams last year. This enables fish to freely move to their natural spawning and growing grounds, which is necessary to restore and maintain fish populations.
06.01.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Estonian water management can continuously develop with the support of the European Union

The Minister of the Environment approved the objectives of the distribution of subsidies for the development of water management infrastructure, activities to be supported and terms and conditions for the grant applicant for the new budgetary period of the European Union.
03.01.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Wild boar abundance remains high

Under the leadership of the Estonian Nature Conservation Society, the wild boar was chosen to be the animal of 2015, with its abundance being the highest than ever over the past few years.

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