Ministry of the Environment of Finland has launched a national cooperation forum, Panel on Environment Innovation, for the term 2009-2011, in order to search for methods to better support environment policies in developing and implementing environment innovations.
Source: UNCSD Secretariat (2010) Questionnaire for the Member States on Experiences, Success Factors, Risks and Challenges with Regard to Objective and Themes of UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
The objective of the Panel is to improve cost-efficiency in environmental protection and create green business opportunities. The Panel aims also at increasing a dialogue between environmental administration and environment technology agents, as well as improving the possibilities of the agents working in the field to follow-up the progress in environmental legislation. The ultimate aim is to find areas of operation where innovations may contribute significantly to environmental protection. The work focuses on climate change.