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Environment

The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for the implementation of environmental policy. The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE conducts research on phenomena related to changes in the environment and develops solutions. The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment take care of environmental matters in their areas. The Regional State Administrative Agencies handle and make decisions on matters regarding permits in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act and the Water Act. Local authorities are responsible for environmental protection and supervision locally.