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13.11.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Government approved creation of Nabala-Tuhala ecological reserve

In today’s session, the Government approved the proposal of Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Minister of the Environment, for the creation of Nabala-Tuhala ecological reserve, which will combine several previously protected areas and ensure protection of the sensitive water regime.
Fishing
12.11.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Estonia and Russia allocate fish resources of transboundary lakes

This week, Estonia and Russia discuss the fishing opportunities of various fish species in lakes Peipsi, Lämmijärv and Pskov.  
Keskkonnatasude raamkava järgi muutuvad saaste- ja ressursitasud järgmisel kümnel aastal 3-6 protsenti aastas
27.10.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Adhering to the framework of environmental charges, pollution and resource charges will change in the following ten years by 3-6 per cent a year

The Ministry of the Environment sent a draft framework of environmental charges for coordination to other ministries, proposing to raise environmental charges from 2016 by 3-6 per cent a year.
24.10.2014|Ministry of the Environment

The Minister of the Environment: the climate agreement supports making the Estonian oil shale sector more eco-friendly

After late-night talks in Brussels yesterday, the leaders of the European Union Member States agreed on the European Union maintaining its ambitious environmental objectives of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, increasing the share of renewable energy to 27% and increasing energ
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

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