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15.10.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Street lighting replacement work will start in seven Estonian cities

In the coming weeks, replacement work of old and inefficient street lighting will start in seven Estonian cities thanks to a quota deal with Austria. A total of 11,250 lights, which are older than five years, will be replaced.  
14.10.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Estonia has achieved maximum result in the negotiations about fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea

During the negotiations about fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2015, which ended in Luxembourg, an agreement was reached pursuant to which Estonia will have essentially bigger opportunities for the Baltic herring catch both at the open part of the Baltic Sea and in the Gulf of Riga.
10.10.2014|Ministry of the Environment

The Ministry of the Environment: separate collection of waste must be more motivated

Working group of waste transportation reform met in the Ministry of the Environment, in order to discuss how to raise the awareness and interest of general public to collect waste separately by types and to ensure stronger competition in waste market, keeping in mind the customer’s best i
25.09.2014|Ministry of the Environment

In 2015, 7.5 million euros will be invested into nature conservation

Next year, the Ministry of the Environment will invest a record amount of 7.5 million euros into nature conservation to contribute to the protection of natural habitats characteristic of Estonia and of local birds and animals.
Eesti keskkonnaminister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus ja ÜRO kliimakonventsiooni (UNFCCC) peasekretär Christiana Figueres.
24.09.2014|Ministry of the Environment

The Minister of the Environment met with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Minister of the Environment Keit Pentus-Rosimannus discussed the success story of Estonia’s clean economy with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres in New York.
Keskkonnasõbralik Ettevõte 2013 üldvõtja OÜ Werrowool
23.09.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Estonian companies among the most environmentally-friendly European companies

The jury of the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) gathered last week, in order to select three to four most successful companies in each category from among more than 150 candidates. Estonian companies Werrowool and AusDesign were selected to enter the final shortlist.
Eesti keskkonnaminister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus ja Soome keskkonnaminister Ville Niinistö.
22.09.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Estonian representatives investigated the experience of Finland in organising the seafront

The Finnish and Estonian Ministers of the Environment met in Helsinki yesterday to discuss the activities for improving the state of the Baltic Sea.
10.09.2014|Ministry of the Environment

The Ministry of the Environment proposing a balance scenario for increasing environmental charges

Minister of the Environment Keit Pentus-Rosimannus introduced the preliminary proposal on the balance scenario for increasing environmental charges that takes into account the needs of the environment as well as the needs of the industry, according to which the total increase of charges will be 3
31.08.2014|Ministry of the Environment

The Minister of the Environment met with world-leading conservationists

The Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) met this week in Tallinn to discuss the global topical issues in nature conservation, for example, coping with foreign species, improving the living conditions of endangered species and the rhino ho
28.08.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Vaivara hazardous waste treatment centre to receive a new treatment plant

Today, the Government supported the proposal of Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, the Minister of the Environment, to update the outdated water treatment plant of the Vaivara hazardous waste treatment centre.

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