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29.09.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Minamata Convention Puts an End to the Use of Mercury

This week, countries from all over the world will convene in Geneva for the inaugural Conference of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which aims to phase out the use of this dangerous neurotoxin.
26.09.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Minister Kiisler at the Climate Ministerial in Montréal: We Must Push Forward with Robust and Ambitions Action on Climate Change

On the 15th and 16th of September, Canada, China and the EU co-hosted a Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change in Montréal, Canada. The aim of the meeting was to galvanise global momentum on climate action and implementing the Paris agreement.
11.09.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Estonia to represent the EU at the UN Desertification Conference in China

From September 6 to 16, the Republic of Estonia, holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2017, is representing the EU at the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)  in Ordos, C
17.07.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Kiisler in the Fisheries Council: our objective is to confirm the fishing opportunities for 2018

At today’s meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH), the focus was on discussing the base principles of the fishing opportunities of 2018. The objective of the Estonian presidency is to adopt next year’s fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea and elsewhere.
14.07.2017|Ministry of the Environment

iENVI: Cooperation is Key in Climate Action

At the 14 July informal meeting in Tallinn, the EU environment ministers reaffirmed Europe’s commitment to the Paris agreement and discussed the opportunities and challenges ahead.
13.07.2017|Ministry of the Environment

iENVI: environmental ministers of Europe agreed that old economic models need to change

At the 13 July informal meeting in Tallinn, the EU environment ministers discussed eco-innovation and speeding up the transition to a more sustainable way of life.

21.06.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Siim Kiisler, Minister of the Environment, introduced the priorities of the Estonian Presidency to his colleagues

Siim Kiisler, Minister of the Environment, participated in the meeting of the Environment Council of the European Union, which was held in Luxembourg and led by Malta for the last time. The minister gave an overview of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency.

08.06.2017|Ministry of the Environment

World Oceans Day: world oceans to receive an unprecedented protection plan

Today is World Oceans Day. Nearly 97% of the water in the world is made up by oceans and concern for them is growing. Due to climate change and population growth, the world oceans face difficult times.
08.06.2017|Ministry of the Environment

The ocean also needs the help of Estonians

Next week, leaders of all countries, marine researchers, and representatives of organisations related to the protection of the marine environment will gather in New York for the first time in history to discuss the protection of the ocean.
26.04.2017|Ministry of the Environment

Pomerants: plastic is a resource, not marine litter

Today and tomorrow, the Minister of the Environment Marko Pomerants will be taking part in the informal meeting of EU environment ministers to discuss climate change adaptation strategies, and the protection of the marine environment, focusing more specifically on marine litter, and the upcoming


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