Our commentary on the Environmental Law in Finland provides Expert insights on the latest legal information on environmental policies and laws; regulatory authorities; environmental permitting, incidents, damages and liability; insurance; lender and civil liability, contamined land; asbestos; waste; climate change; environmental disclosure; taxes and legal and regulatory reform.
HPP also provided its expertise on commenting trends and developments of the environmental law
In recent years, the Finnish environmental law regime has undergone several reforms, all aiming to streamline and expedite the lengthy permitting processes for industrial operations. Despite these efforts, finding effective, practical solutions has remained a challenge due, among other things, to the increase in intricate EU-based legislation that requires implementation at a national level, and a shortage of personnel in the competent environmental authorities.
The Finnish Government plans to streamline and expedite permitting processes. The scope of the right of appeal for different authorisations is also examined. The Government has also ambitious plans to promote green transition and circular economy.