Ministers recently commented on the EU’s climate law package at a press conference. HS shows the opportunity live.
Minister of Climate Krista Mikkonen (Green), Minister for Europe Tytti Tuppurainen (sd) and the Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (center) recently commented on the climate law package presented by the European Commission at a press conference in Helsinki.
The Government is expected to provide information and positions on, for example, how Finland views the Commission’s proposals and what the proposals mean for Finland.
HS appears as a live broadcast of the press conference that began at 5:15 p.m. in this story.
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Commission earlier on Wednesday, it unveiled a major package of legislation designed to meet the EU’s emissions reduction targets.
The Union aims to cut emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
Key measures proposed in the package include carbon taxes, zero-emission new cars by 2035 and the extension of emissions trading to road transport and heating buildings.
In addition, the Commission would like to raise targets for, for example, the share of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Part Ministers have already commented on the package on social media. For example, Minister of the Environment and Climate Krista Mikkonen called the package a unique set of climate measures.
“This summer has shown that the climate crisis is here,” Mikkonen wrote.
The heat was also mentioned by the Minister of Education Li Andersson (vas). He emphasized in his chain of many messages that the pace of climate decisions needs to be tightened and that “the time for naive climate talk is beginning to be over”.
“When the discussion of the Commission’s proposals begins, Finland must ensure that the climate package becomes strong. Finland must not be a reactionary force that seeks to undermine the ambition of climate policy, ”Andersson wrote, among other things.
Andersson’s party colleague, the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, also quickly took a stand Hanna Sarkkinen (vas).
“The EU climate package is a major step in the fight against climate change. It is good for Finland that the entire EU is moving towards carbon neutrality. From an economic point of view, it is better to take the necessary action more than later. Social justice must be taken into account in implementation, ”Sarkkinen wrote.