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Prime Minister Juha Sipilä to lead the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development

The Finnish Government has appointed the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development with a new composition. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä starts as the Chair of the Commission and the Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen as the Deputy Chair. Counsellor Annika Lindblom from the Ministry of the Environment serves as the Secretary General of the Commission, starting 1 October. One of the most important tasks of the Commission in the coming years will be participating in the monitoring and assessment of the national implementation of the new UN Agenda for Sustainable Development and its goals.

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Water sustains life

Lack of safe and sufficient water resources is already now a threat to people, ecosystems and economy in many parts of the world, including transboundary waters. Only a third of transboundary river basins are covered by proper cooperation mechanisms. It is therefore extremely important that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a target to promote cooperation in transboundary waters at all levels.

Global Cleantech Summit begins in Helsinki in a week

The Global Cleantech Summit 2015 will be held in Helsinki at Kalastajatorppa and Finlandia Hall 8.–10.9.2015. It will offer points of view, corporate contacts, and a possibility for dialogue on global solutions and on success stories in the field of technology, which are the key to sustainable growth in the future. A total of 500 participants from around the world are expected at the conference.
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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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