Finland’s environment minister says the country’s environmental protection legislation has a “moral obligation” to protect people and nature.
Finland was one of three nations with national laws that limited or prohibited land use and property rights, but a recent study found that the majority of them were “non-binding” and “simply not enforceable.”
The country’s environment ministry, however, said in a statement that the country “must not become an environment apartheid.”
It is also seeking to change a law that requires businesses to use a certain amount of water, according to Reuters.
The minister also said he wants to strengthen the laws that regulate and monitor the use of fish, wildlife and other species.
The bill, which was introduced in January, was passed by parliament in January.
The environment ministry said that the government would issue a decision on its proposal in May.
The law was originally intended to be a compromise between the environment minister and the environment protection minister, but the two men clashed over how to regulate fish and wildlife.
The two are also feuding over whether the bill’s definition of “public health” applies to public health professionals, including the minister.
Earlier this year, the minister resigned, citing a disagreement over the law’s scope.
He later defended the law and said it was intended to make a “clear distinction” between the health and environmental protection of residents.