Sustainable development goals

Minister Tiilikainen presents Finland's model for sustainable development in the UN

Press release  07/15/2016 Ministry of the Environment
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen will present Finland's model for sustainable development on 19 July at a High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The UN adopted the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the autumn of 2015. Finland will be among the first countries which, at their own initiative, report on their plans concerning the implementation of the Agenda.Read more

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