At a meeting of Baltic States Environment Ministers held in Lahemaa, Sagadi, need for trans-national cooperation was highlighted, in order to protect transboundary waters and raise awareness of the people.
Over the next seven years, with the support of the European Union, about 137 million euros will be invested in making businesses environmentally more sustainable. Today, the Ministry of the Environment introduced structural aid developments for the next seven years for all interested parties.
The Minister of the Environment Keit Pentus-Rosimannus forwarded an amendment of an Act, which allows officials of the Estonian Environmental Inspectorate to carry out control sales in metal collection spots without wearing a uniform, for coordination.
Acting on the proposal of the Minister of the Environment Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, the Government decided to take three new species under natural protection and mitigate protection conditions of five species.
In today’s sitting, the Government of the Republic expressed its support for a draft, according to which purchase of environmentally sustainable electric cars, provided there are sufficient funds, can be supported longer than initially expected - until the end of 2015.
Today, in Tallinn, the Estonian Environmental Research Centre introduced a brand new monitoring laboratory, with the aid of which it will be possible to analyse hazardous substances from any type of environment, for example, water, soil, the air and elsewhere.