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Description/achievement of initiative

As a country that is relatively rich in natural resources and blessed with high levels of know-how, Finland has particular strengths and interests in the context of promoting the sustainable and innovative use of natural resources.
Source: Finnish Government

"Using Natural Resources Intelligently: A Natural Resource Strategy for Finland" promotes both sustainable development and competitive businesses. It looks at Finland as part of the global community. It brings together the worlds and perspectives of politics, government, business, research, NGOs and the media to collaborate on setting common goals on issues pertaining to all natural resources. The natural resource strategy examines natural resources and their inter-linkages across sectoral boundaries, and covers the perspectives of both use and protection and over a sufficiently long period. The strategy was compiled by a comprehensive group of experts and managed by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.

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Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

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Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 8
Resources devoted to implementation
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Location: Finland
Date of completion: 2009
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