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Government proposal on access to genetic resources and their utilisation

The Finnish Government approved on 19 November the Government proposal on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilisation. Finland does not currently have general legislation governing access to genetic resources. With the approval of the proposal, Finland ratifies the Nagoya Protocol, which supplements the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Implementation of a global sustainable development action plan to start in Finland

The Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development met Tuesday 10 November under its new presidency. The Commission discussed the new global sustainable development action plan (Agenda 2030) and its implementation in Finland.

Finland to Host IUCN Regional Conservation Forum in Helsinki in December

The IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia will be organised in Helsinki 14–16 December 2015. The Forum will gather IUCN member organizations and Commission members from Finland. IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng from China and the new Danish Director-General Inger Andersen will also participate. The Patron of the IUCN Regional Conservation Forum, Finland’s former President Tarja Halonen will attend the opening ceremonies of the Forum.
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What is the Society’s Commitment to Sustainability?

Watch the video and learn about the Finnish model to implement sustainable development on the ground - the Society's Commitment to Sustainability - and the commitments different actors have made to secure a good life now and for the future generations.

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