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CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum 11-12 November in Helsinki

Corporations’ biodiversity specialists from around the world convened at the CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum 2015 to exchange knowledge on companies’ latest practices on business and biodiversity. The conference presented for example companies’ solutions from agriculture, forestry, mining and oil industries. In addition financing mechanisms for biodiversity as well as biodiversity’s role in supply chain management was discussed. You will find all the Forum materials here.

Latest news of the Ministry of the Environment

Government proposal on access to genetic resources and their utilisation

The Finnish Government today approved the Government proposal on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilisation. Finland does not currently have general legislation governing access to genetic resources.
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Latest news of the Finnish Environment Institute

Sustainable growth in Gulf of Bothnia receives significant research funding

the SmartSea project has been awarded funding by the Academy of Finland. The project studies the potential of the sustainable use of the Gulf of Bothnia and involves altogether eight research institutes.


Second home tourism in Finland
Perceptions of citizens and municipalities on state and development of second home tourism

Second homes are an important part of Finnish leisure, mobility and rural policy. There are 499,000 second homes in Finland according to the official statistics, but this number is probably underestimated and over half of the Finns actually use the leisure opportunities offered by second homes.  Read more