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  • 1. A Natural Resource Strategy for Finland: Using natural resources intelligently www.sitra.fi/naturalresources Drawings: Annika Varjonen
  • 2. NEED FOR THE STRATEGY Interlinkages Intensified between global different competition natural for raw resources materials Great Rapid changes importance of in natural natural resource resources for markets Finland Sectoral Increasing orientation of international actors and importance of expertise in natural natural resource policy resources Growing use of natural resources, ? together with impacts How can Finland act strategically, agilely and in a forward position in relation to natural resources? 2
  • 3. MATERIAL FLOWS IN FINLAND 2005 (The material cycle includes flows of both materials and energy) Finland’s national economy is strongly linked to global material cycles. 3 Source: ENVIMAT 2009, Finnish Environment Institute
  • 4. BACKGROUND AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGY 2007: Initiative Luodin-pilot study on developing dialogue and expertise in natural resources (Finnish Forest Association) 2008-09: Preparation Preparation of a natural resource strategy for Finland (Sitra) 2009 : Implementation Strengthening the coordination of Steps to initiate natural resource policies changes (Government’s mid-term policy review, (actors throughout 24.2.2009) society) 4
  • 5. THE STRATEGY WORK WAS PARTICIPATED BROADLY An open web-based tool compiled respondents’ suggestions on which issues the strategy should address, Persons interested and how. An extensive network of Network of experts was set up to assist experts the strategy group through seminars and information transferred via the internet. Wide-ranging collaboration Strategy involving politicians, group administrators, business representatives, researchers, organisations and the media took place in all phases of preparation. 5
  • 6. PREPARATORY PROCESS OF THE STRATEGY 6
  • 7. MEMBERS OF THE STRATEGY GROUP Hautojärvi Sirkka (Chairperson) Pokka Hannele, Ministry of Environment Cronberg Tarja, Finnish National Commission on Portin Anders, Finnish Forest Industries Federation Sustainable Development FNCSD Ritschkoff Anne-Christine, VTT Technical Research Grundström Elina, Vihreä Lanka Center of Finland Hakkarainen Ensio, Confederation of Finnish Rutanen Juha, Finnish Nature-based Construction Industries RT Entrepreneurship Association Hakovirta Marko, Metso Corporation Silpola Jaakko, Association of Finnish Peat Industry Hornborg Michael, Central Union of Agricultural Stenborg Markku, Ministry of Finance Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) Suuronen Petri, Finnish Game and Fisheries Kahlos Jussi, Finnish Forest Association Research Institute Kananen Ilkka, National Emergency Supply Taalas Petteri, Finnish Meteorological Institute Agency Taiveaho Satu, Parliament of Finland Kauppi Lea, Finnish Environment Institute Tiilikainen Kimmo, LFinnish Council for Natural Kolehmainen Ilmo, Metsähallitus (State Forest Resources Enterprise) Torvinen Laura, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Kuisma Juha, Finnish Museum of Agriculture Turpeinen Harri, Neste Oil Corporation Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala Tellervo, Confederation of Vaittinen Jarmo, Ministry of Agriculture and Finnish Industries EK Forestry Lotvonen Esko, Regional Council of Lapland Virtanen Erkki, Ministry of Employment and the Matikainen-Kallström Marjo, Parliament of Economy Finland Vornamo Hannu, Chemical Industry Federation of Nurmi Pekka, Geological Survey of Finland Finland Nurmi Piia, Turku School of Economics, Finland Wallin Jyrki, Finnish Association of Academic Futures Research Centre, Centre for Responsible Agronomists Business Yrjö-Koskinen Eero, Finnish Association for Nature Nyberg Frankenhaeuser Annika, Finland's Conservation National Public Service Broadcasting Company Österlund Henrik, Motiva 7 Project Director at Sitra: Eeva Hellström
  • 8. NATURAL RESOURCES AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FINLAND We are today living in a transitional period, when resources and knowledge need to be combined in new ways to improve controls over natural resource use. Finland has opportunities to gain a competitive advantage, enhance well- being, and bear global responsibility, by pioneering such changes. 8
  • 9. STRUCTURE OF THE STRATEGY The strategy’s long-term vision and goals define the direction for the overall step-by-step process. Areas for Steps Strategic Vision change towards goals (4) (6) change (18) 9
  • 10. Areas for Steps Strategic goals Vision (4) change towards (6) change (18) A vision for 2030: By using natural resources intelligently, Finland thrives and leads the way. The concept of using resources intelligently relates to innovativeness, sustainability and responsibility, which will all be vital for future success. Natural resources can be utilised as a source of well-being and a basis for sustainable economic activities that also safeguard the environment and its biodiversity. Leading the way relates to taking an exploratory and pioneering role in international policy-making and business contexts. 10
  • 11. Areas for Steps Strategic goals Vision (4) change towards (6) change (18) Strategic goals : 1. Finland has a thriving bioeconomy generating high added value. ” A bioeconomy for the new generation can provide a wide range of business opportunities, applying innovations based on the conversion of different kinds of biomass into various fibres and chemical compounds, and on innovations based on biological processes..” ” The bioeconomy provides a wide range of opportunities to utilise natural resources by applying and reproducing biological processes in sustainable ways.” 11
  • 12. Areas for Steps Strategic goals Vision (4) change towards (6) change (18) Strategic goals: 2. Finland utilises and recycles material flows effectively. ” The resources to be utilised by society should be kept within the economic system for long periods, so as to maximise added value and minimise the quantities of valuable materials that permanently leave the economic system.” ” The product planning phase is critical for material use throughout product life cycles.” 12
  • 13. Areas for Steps Strategic goals Vision (4) change towards (6) change (18) Strategic goals: 3. Regional resources generate both national added value and local well-being. ” Natural resources in rural areas are both a considerable asset for society, and an important basis for industrial activities. Future success will be based on our awareness of the interlinkages between different areas, and the ways their different resources can be combined.” 13
  • 14. Areas for Steps Strategic goals Vision (4) change towards (6) change (18) Strategic goals: 4. Finland takes initiatives and leads the way on natural resource issues. ” By taking initiatives, Finland can highlight the need for a global natural resource policy and shared responsibility.” 14
  • 15. Areas for Steps Strategic goals Vision (4) change towards Areas for change: (6) change (18) 1. The bioeconomy 2. The material cycle 3. Regional resources 4. International cooperation 5. Administration and regulation 6. Expertise and communications 15
  • 16. Areas for Steps Strategic goals Vision (4) change towards (6) change (18) First steps towards change: 1. Bio-expertise and business 13. International natural resource activities policies 2. Biorefineries 14. Strategies for specific natural 3. Enhancing controls over the resources material cycle 15. Administrative work-sharing, co- 4. Product-centred resource efficiency operation and regulations 5. Restoring and closing cycles 16. Natural resource accounting and economic incentives 6. Businesses’ resource efficiency 17. Forecasting and integrated 7. Services based on non-material expertise natural resources 18. Training for decision-makers 8. Dispersed production models 9. Interaction between rural areas and growth centres 10. Regional strategies 11. Exports of expertise on environmental and natural resource issues 12. International measures and rules 16
  • 17. LEADING THE STRATEGY The strategy’s vision and goals can only be achieved with the help of a dynamic leadership model, where goal-setting, implementation, evaluation and development work are all seen as parts of a single continuous process. 17
  • 18. The strategy is implemented through selected steps leading towards long-term goals. 18
  • 19. Government mid- term policy review 24.2.2009 ” Finland’s extensive renewable natural resources, their sustainable exploitation and the development of a state-of-the-art technology to harness these resources all offer excellent potential for economic recovery." ” Steps will be taken to strengthen the coordination of the natural resources policy in order to make Finland a leading nation in exploiting natural resources and materials in an economical and sustainable manner.” 19
  • 20. INTELLIGENTLY WITH NATURAL RESOURCES