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 than 1/3 of Finnish public R&D
investments are made in cleantech.
What are Finland’s key areas of
Energy and material
Industry consumes 40 % of total
world electricity. Finland is among
the most efficient countries in the
Company fact: Outotec’s flash smelting solutions
help to avoid 2.0 million tons of carbon dioxide
emissions annually in global metal production.
The operation of buildings accounts
for 40 % of the world’s energy
Company fact: Kone elevators and escalators help
to considerably reduce energy consumption in tall
In 2012 23 % of
Finland was from
the world’s largest
Voima in Vaasa
The growing global population and
scarcity of resources create a
greater need to produce more with
Company fact: Kemira provides expertise and
tailored combinations of chemicals for water-
Culture of constant
Ability to turn
FINNISH CLEANTECH =
29 % sales
#1 EU Eco-innovation
#2 Environmental friendliness,
Country Brand Index 2011 – 2012
reduced, as bio
fuels become the
cities become the
lifestyle of choice?
becomes the norm