In order to preserve and protect the unique nature of Estonia, a total of 6.05 million euros were invested in the conservation areas within a year. To make being in nature even more attractive, various hiking and study trails were maintained in a total extent of 533 km in 2014.
In order to cover the rise in prices of the reconstruction works of tram lines in Tallinn, the Ministry of the Environment invests further 4.1 million euros at the expense of funds released from the previous funding period of the European Union Cohesion Fund.
The Ministry of the Environment sent a draft on the National Development Plan for the Utilisation of Oil Shale to the Ministries to be approved; the purpose of the plan is to increase the efficiency of the use of the mineral important to Estonia, guide the research and development activities rela
Minister of the Environment Mati Raidma, who introduced the developments of Estonia at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in the capital of Peru in Lima, said that in the presence of good will, simultaneous rapid growth and increase in environmental sustainability are possible.
Europe’s most environment-friendly companies were announced in Lyon, France. Estonian companies WERROWOOL and AusDesign, having been recognised by the jury, were among the best of the 150 participating companies.