Environmental protection Act, 2000 (Finland)
The objective of this Act is: 1) to prevent the pollution of the environment and to repair and reduce damage caused by pollution; 2) to safeguard a healthy, pleasant and ecologically diverse and sustainable environment; 3) to prevent the generation and the harmful effects of waste; 4) to improve and integrate assessment of the impact of activities that pollute the environment; 5) to improve citizens' opportunities to influence decisions concerning the environment; 6) to promote sustainable use of natural resources; and 7) to combat climate change and otherwise support sustainable development.
Section 3 In this Act: 1) environmental pollution refers to such emission or deposit of a substance, energy, noise, vibration, radiation, light, heat or odour caused by human activity in the environment that either alone or together with other emissions: a) causes harm to health; b) causes harm to nature and its functioning; c) prevents or materially hinders the use of natural resources; d) decreases the general amenity of the environment or degenerates special cultural values; e) reduces the environment's suitability for general recreation purposes; f) damages or harms property or its use; org) constitutes a comparable violation of the public or private good.
Ympäristönsuojelulaki 4.2.2000/86 1 §, 3.1 §.
|Policy area||Biodiversity and endangered species policies|
|Zone||North East Europe|
|Regions (NUTS 2)||North Karelia|
|Focus on NWFP|