Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:Transport
Agency:Ministry of Transport and Communications

"Environmental Guidelines for the Transport Sector until 2010", adopted in 2005, was the third environmental programme of the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications. The earlier environmental programmes of this ministry were adopted in 1994 and 1999. The current programme was prepared in close collaboration between the administrative sector of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, its subordinate administration and other actors in the transport and environmental sectors. It covers the years 2005 to 2010 and defines the key environmental guidelines for all modes of transport. It also describes the major environmental issues in which additional measures are needed, the long-term goals and targets for 2010 and the key measures and actors as well as the effectiveness indicators. The guidelines are supplemented and specified in the environmental programmes of each organization and in the performance targets and other targets adopted by the ministry and its subordinate administration. Environmental cooperation networks within the administrative sector play a central role in the implementation of the programme. The implementation of the programme is monitored on an annual basis in the context of the Ministry?s environmental management system (EMS), which complies with the ISO 14001 standards. According to the programme, the environmental work of the administrative sector focuses on the following key target areas during the period 2005-2010: 1) integration of environmental considerations into the preparation of transport systems, 2) reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the climate change, 3) reduction in emissions that impair air quality, 4) noise and vibration abatement, 5) more efficient use of materials and minimisation of waste, 6) prevention of water and soil pollution, 7) investigation and processing of previously contaminated soil and sediments, 8) protection of marine environment, and 9) preservation and promotion of natural biodiversity

This record is superseded by:Climate policy programme for the Ministry of Transport and Communications administrative sector 2009-2020
This record supersedes:Environmental Guidelines and Strategies for Transport Sector

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