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26.04.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Pomerants: plastic is a resource, not marine litter

Today and tomorrow, the Minister of the Environment Marko Pomerants will be taking part in the informal meeting of EU environment ministers to discuss climate change adaptation strategies, and the protection of the marine environment, focusing more specifically on marine litter, and the upcoming
30.03.2017|Ministry of the Environment

European Commission: Estonia is in the forefront of developing eco-innovation in Europe

The results of reviewing the implementation of the Estonian environmental policy (EIR) show that environmental standards are being followed quite well in Estonia.
10.02.2017|Ministry of the Environment

The first regional steps in the development of eco-innovation have been made

Today, Marko Pomerants, Estonian Minister of the Environment, met Markku Markkula, Chairman of the Committee of the Regions, who is currently visiting Estonia. The meeting focused on one of the environmental priorities of Estonian EU Presidency – eco-innovation.
08.02.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Marko Pomerants, Minister of the Environment, is meeting his Bulgarian and Austrian colleagues

Today and tomorrow, the ministers of the environment of Bulgaria and Austria are visiting Tallinn for the first discussion of the priorities and cooperation areas of the 18-month joint programme of the three consecutive Presidencies of the Council of the European Union (EU).

Tallinna Teletorn on Pariisi kokkuleppe jõustumise puhul rohelist värvi. Foto: Rene Suurkaev / Keskkonnaministeerium
04.11.2016|Ministry of the Environment

Pomerants: Paris Agreement entered into force, it is time to act

Today, the Paris Agreement enters into force internationally. It is the first multilateral and binding agreement for controlling dangerous climate change. To mark the entry into force, the Tallinn TV Tower will be lit up green.
28.10.2016|Ministry of the Environment

Minister says eco award winners are 'Europe's best'

At last night's glittering awards ceremony at the Seaplane Harbour, Marko Pomerants, Estonian Minister of the Environment, said the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) were "Europe's best; Europe’s most environmentally friendly and Europe’s most innovative," adding "al
29.08.2016|Ministry of the Environment

A minimum price for plastic bags will be established as of 2019 to reduce plastic bag consumption

plastic carrier bag (15 to 50 microns) may not be lower than the price established with the regulation of the minister. When the law takes effect, the minimum price will be implemented as of 1 January 2019.
29.08.2016|Ministry of the Environment

Study: 90% of Estonian residents visit nature at least once a year

A recent study about the environmental awareness of Estonian residents shows that the locals highly value both the environmental status and the possibilities of spending time in nature.
18.04.2016|Ministry of the Environment

The government approved Estonia’s views on the new Circular Economy Package

Estonia supports most of the measures in the Circular Economy Package of the European Commission, which aim to promote the growth of competitive and sustainable economy in the European Union by increasing more effective and sustainable implementation of resources within the entire product value c
18.04.2016|Ministry of the Environment

The government approved the Implementation Plan of the Forest Management Plan for 2016–2020

The Implementation Plan of the Forest Management Plan for 2016 –2020 for the next four years focuses on the issue of aging forest resources and on the qualitative renewal of forests.

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