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Shipping becomes more environmentally friendly
27.06.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Shipping becomes more environmentally friendly

From 1 January 2015, it is required to use marine fuels whose sulphur content is 10 times lower than the current regulation foresees it in the Baltic Sea, North Sea and English Channel.

Baltic ministers of the environment
20.06.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Pentus-Rosimannus: the Baltic States have to protect transboundary waters jointly

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.
Pentus-Rosimannus: we will invest 137 million euros in environmentally friendly entrepreneurship
18.06.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Pentus-Rosimannus: we will invest 137 million euros in environmentally friendly entrepreneurship

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.
Officials in civilian clothing will check collectors of metal
17.06.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Officials in civilian clothing will check collectors of metal

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.
 
Soprano pipistrelle shall be taken under protection
13.06.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Soprano pipistrelle shall be taken under protection

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.

Purchase of electric cars will also be supported after 2014
12.06.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Purchase of electric cars will also be supported after 2014

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.

Laboratory
08.06.2014|Ministry of the Environment

New laboratory increases Estonia’s ability to monitor hazardous substances

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.
08.06.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Nearly EUR 100 million from the new Rural Development Plan to go to nature conservation

Natura area forest support and support for the maintenance of semi-natural biotic communities, both fit in the new Rural Development Plan costing over EUR 1 billion.
Pentus-Rosimannus: all countries have to reduce pollution levels
06.06.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Pentus-Rosimannus: all countries have to reduce pollution levels

This week, the Ministers of Environment of the world discuss reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and progress towards an international climate agreement in Bonn, Germany.
Estonia supports reduction of plastic bag consumption
05.06.2014|Ministry of the Environment

Estonia supports reduction of plastic bag consumption

In addition to conventional plastic carrier bags, which can be bought at a checkout, very thin plastic bags, which may be used, for example, for packaging fruit, meat or fish and which are important for food hygiene, should also be highlighted as a separate concept according to a proposal of the

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