Prime Minister Rinne on the forest fires in Brazil

Government Communications Department 23.8.2019 14.32
News item

On Friday 23 August Prime Minister Antti Rinne published a statement on the forest fires in Brazil.

In his statement, Prime Minister Rinne said:

Like millions of people around the world, I am very much concerned about the forest fires in Brazil. They are a threat to our whole planet, not just to Brazil or South America. When it comes to climate change, the situation is extremely serious and we need to act immediately.

During its Presidency of the Council of the EU, Finland is making every effort to promote measures to combat climate change, and we are monitoring the situation particularly closely.

The statement

Antti Rinne
forest fires
presidency of the Council of the EU