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06.03.2019|Ministry of the Environment

Topics addressed in Brussels are drinking water and transition to a low-carbon economy

The Environment Council of the European Union gathers today, on 5 March, in Brussels.
04.12.2018|Ministry of the Environment

UN Climate Change Conference Began in Poland

Today, the 24th meeting of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change began in Katowice, Poland. The goal of the two-week climate change conference is to establish guidelines for the implementation the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
Malta minister elektrijaama haaratskraanat proovimas. Foto: Erik Riiokja
06.04.2018|Ministry of the Environment

Malta familiarized itself with the experience of Eesti Energia in producing energy from waste

This week, Dr. José A. Herrera, Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, led a Maltese delegation to Estonia for bilateral talks with his Estonian counterpart Mr. Siim Kiisler on several matters of mutual interest. In particular, Dr.
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

A fishing ban to be set up for restoring eel stocks

At the meeting of the European Union’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council, ministers decided to ban eel fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea for three months during eel migration season.
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Emissions trading system reform approved by Member States

Today, ambassadors of the European Union Member States approved the reform of the trading scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowances, which is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial and e
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Kiisler: the European Union fulfils its climate goals

On behalf of the European Union, Siim Kiisler, Minister of the Environment, emphasised at the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, that the European Union will fulfil its climate targets for 2020.
Ümarmudil. Foto: Eric Engbretson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Requirements for cleaning the ballast water of ships

At today’s session, the government approved Estonia’s accession to the convention of the International Maritime Organisation, which aims to protect the marine environment from alien species that may be transported through ballast water from ships.
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

A provisional agreement was reached with the European Parliament on accounting rules for forestry and land use

Today, under Estonia’s guidance, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached a provisional agreement on a regulation on land-use and forestry (LULUCF), which contributes to the achievement of the climate goals.
27.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

The EU sets new targets for waste management

Earlier this morning, under the guidance of Estonia, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union signed a provisional agreement to amend the waste management directives. By 2025, the level of recycling municipal waste will increase to 55% and by 2030, to 60%.
15.12.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Environment Minister Siim Kiisler becomes first Estonian to lead UN Environment Assembly

Estonia’s Minister for the Environment, Mr Siim Kiisler, was elected next President of United Nations Environment Assembly, making him the first Estonian to lead a UN environmental body.

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