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CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum 11-12 November in Helsinki

Corporations’ biodiversity specialists from around the world convene at the CBD Business & Biodiversity Forum 2015 to exchange knowledge on companies’ latest practices on business and biodiversity. The conference presents 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 will be discussed. More information:

Latest news of the Ministry of the Environment

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä to lead the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development

Today, the Finnish Government has appointed the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development with a new composition. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä starts as the Chair of the Commission and the Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen starts as the Deputy Chair. Counsellor Annika Lindblom from the Ministry of the Environment starts as the Secretary General of the Commission on 1 October.
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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