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Rio+20 : Panel on Environment Innovation

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Location: Finland

Sectors: Green industry, material efficiency and waste minimization; Natural Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation;

By: Finland

Type: National

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)

Year: 2009


Panel on Environment Innovation
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.

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.
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