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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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10.02.2016|Ministry of the Environment

Survey: 12,000 tons of food products are left unsold at food stores per year

12,000 tons of food products are left unsold and written off at Estonian food stores per year. This makes up approximately 22 billion Euros in monetary terms, reveals a survey performed by the Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre (SEI Tallinn).
01.09.2015|Ministry of the Environment

Special measures were approved to ensure more efficient hunting of wild boars

The Director-General of the Environmental Board established detailed instructions for the new wild boar hunting season. Driven wild boar hunt and hunting with a dog are also allowed in the areas of infection.
01.09.2015|Ministry of the Environment

The Ministry of the Environment supports the establishment of at least 12 fish passes on dams

With the Regulation of the Minister of the Environment, a total of three million euros from the European Union Cohesion Fund will be allocated in order to ensure the migration conditions for salmon, brown trout, grayling, and sea trout upstream and downstream on dams.

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