Heidi Kaarto

The EU Recovery Package and the Environment

On Tuesday 21st of July, the European Union leaders agreed  on a recovery package that includes the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027 and a recovery instrument ...

Heidi Kaarto - 17.8.2020

The silver lining of COVID-19 – positive environmental impacts

COVID-19 has changed the way of living all over the world. Flights are being cancelled, pubs and restaurants are closed. In the European Union (EU), measures are under way to ...

Heidi Kaarto - 10.6.2020

Redefining the problem of plastic pollution

The whole world faces different environmental challenges. Among them are microplastics, which have gained a lot of media attention also in Finland. The author of this article ...

Heidi Kaarto - 21.3.2020

The informal meeting of environment ministers: how has Finland succeeded in achieving a consensus among the member states?

The informal meeting of environment ministers was held in Helsinki from 11th to 12th of July. Finland has as the President of the Council of the EU an important task of ...

Heidi Kaarto - 9.8.2019

How can Finland support environmental protection during its presidency of the Council of the EU?

From July 2019 onwards Finland has the honor to held the position of the President of the Council of the European Union (hereinafter ”EU” or ”Union”) for the third time. ...

Heidi Kaarto - 22.5.2019

The fight against microplastic emissions has started in the European Union

The European Union is now in the process of adopting a restriction on microplastics that are being intentionally added to certain consumer and professional products. At the ...

Heidi Kaarto - 21.2.2019