Petri Lintumäki, 22 April 2014
FINLAND IS ONE OF THE
WORLD LEADERS IN
CLEANTECH#1 EU Eco-innovation
#2 Environmental friendliness,
Country Brand Index 2011 – 2012
Finland has a harsh climate with
extreme temperature variations and
no natural fossil fuels of its own.
We have had no choice but to
develop efficient methods and
alternative energy sources.
It’s cold (and hot) out here
Finland is rich in natural resources, such as forests, lakes
and minerals. In the past we have had problems,
including water pollution and low air quality.
With persistent long-term efforts and public-private-
sector collaboration we have succeeded in protecting our
nature – and building cutting-edge expertise in solving
We invest heavily in
Despite its small size as a country, Finland is
a cleantech superpower.
Finland’s share of the global GDP is
approximately 0.4 %, but our share of the
global cleantech market is over 1 %.
More than 1/3 of Finnish public R&D
investments are made in cleantech.
FINNISH KEY CLEANTECH AREAS
Energy and material
Water treatment &
Sources: Statistics Finland; Finland’s Environmental Administration
ENVIRONMENTAL LOAD HAS BEEN
DETACHED FROM ECONOMIC GROWTH
globally as a top
Top 80 Finnish
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