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Minister of Climate and the Environment Kai Mykkänen meets Commissioner for Climate Action Hoekstra in Helsinki on 13 June

Ministry of the Environment
Publication date 13.6.2024 11.48 | Published in English on 13.6.2024 at 12.29
Press release

Minister of Climate and the Environment Kai Mykkänen meets European Commissioner for Climate Action Wopke Hoekstra on 13 June in Helsinki.

The topics of the discussions include setting the EU's 2040 climate target and the related guidance methods, incentives for biogenic carbon capture, the EU's carbon removal certification framework, and the situation in the LULUCF sector.

Finland supports the European Commission’s proposal concerning the 90 per cent emission reduction target for 2040. At the same time, Finland calls for cost-effective and technology-neutral regulation in climate policy. Nuclear power and technical carbon sinks play a key role in Finland's efforts to influence the EU policy, and in reaching the target.

“We must identify the potential of technical sinks and promote their introduction. Especially through the recovery of wood-based carbon dioxide, we can build a new kind of industrial ecosystem in Finland and, for example, reduce the use of fossil fuels in maritime transport. This is our message not only to the current Commissioner but also to the new Commission and its work programme,” says Minister Mykkänen.


Lyydia Ylönen
Special Adviser to Minister Mykkänen
tel. +358 50 476 1341
[email protected]

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