Environment.fi web service

The website Environment.fi is jointly produced and run by the following authorities, which together make up Finland’s environmental administration: The Ministry of the Environment, The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, 13 Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres), and Regional State Administrative Agencies.

Environment.fi is a service website for Finnish companies, municipalities, authorities and citizens. The website provides information on issues related to Finland’s environmental administration and the administration’s tasks, the objectives of its operations, and current issues. The online service is published in Finnish, Swedish and English, with the Finnish site being the most extensive of the three.

The front page consists of current news, press releases and information on the services of the environmental administration. Detailed information on different subjects can be found through the navigation of the control menu.

The subjects (=sections) of the control menu are Waters, Sea, Nature, Climate and air, Consumption and production, Living environment and land use planning, Building, Housing, Maps and statistics and Forms, permits and environmental impact assessment.

The Maps and statistics section contains statistical information produced by the environmental administration, The state of the environment indicators, and information on the data systems of environmental administration. Section Forms, permits and environmental impact assessment contains information on the permits, notifications and registrations required from citizens and enterprises. The section also contains information on the environmental impact assessment.