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Revised everyman's right clarifies the free movement in the nature
01.08.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Revised everyman's right clarifies the free movement in the nature

The new everyman's right will come into effect as of today, i.e. the rules addressing behaviour while being on private-owned land.

Estonian residents find environmental conditions being good
28.07.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Estonian residents find environmental conditions being good

A recently completed study on the environmental awareness in Estonia shows that Estonians consider themselves environmentally more aware; also the assessment of environmental conditions has improved.

Environmental effects of oil shale usages have slightly decreased
21.07.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Environmental effects of oil shale usages have slightly decreased

Report on the use oil shale which indicates that, in 2012, oil shale was mined significantly less, i.e. 14.9 million tons, compared to the annually allowed maximum rate, was sent to ministries for coordination by the Minister of the Environment Keit Pentus-Rosimannus.
We invest 1.8 million euros in environmental education
17.07.2014|Ministry of the Environment

The Minister of the Environment: we invest 1.8 million euros in environmental education

The Minister of the Environment Keit Pentus-Rosimannus confirmed the action plan of environmental education, according to which 1.8 million euros will be contributed to training of teachers and professionals of environmental education, created new illustrative educational materials for environmen
The Minister of the Environment approved the environmental assessment programme of Balticconnector
15.07.2014|Ministry of the Environment

The Minister of the Environment approved the environmental assessment programme of Balticconnector

Last December, the Government launched an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for establishing a gas tube connection between Estonia and Finland.
The Minister of A solution for the marine atmosphere issue of Pirita-Merivälja has been found
14.07.2014|Ministry of the Environment

The Minister of the Environment: a solution for the marine atmosphere issue of Pirita-Merivälja has been found

Today, the Minister of the Environment introduced a research which offers specific measures for clearing the air near the Russalka and Pirita.

Pentus-Rosimannus: forest aid recipient must not have debt of child support payments
12.07.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Pentus-Rosimannus: forest aid recipient must not have debt of child support payments

The Minister of the Environment proposed to consider a possibility to refuse to pay out the support for forest and for maintaining semi-natural habitats if recipient owes in child support payments.
Estonia becomes the President of the HELCOM for the next two years
08.07.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Estonia becomes the President of the HELCOM for the next two years

Today, Estonian presidency of the HELCOM, aimed at protection of the Baltic Sea, starts with a ceremonial event.
Producing shirts in this way, 91% less water was consumed and 86% less CO2 was emitted compared to the production of new material for the shirts
04.07.2014|Ministry of the Environment

100 days of the Minister of the Environment: less waste, more smart solutions

The first hundred days of the Government have been intensive starting with getting rid of ghost-houses inherited from Soviet period and ending with innovative investments and reduction of raw materials.

Forest owners can self-register a forest notification
01.07.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Forest owners can self-register a forest notification

Amendment of the Forest Act, which took effect on 1 July, enables forest owners under simplified procedure to register electronic forest notification through a web service.

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