Green Belt of Fennoscandia is cross-border cooperation aiming for biodiversity cooperation.
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Green Belt of Fennoscandia (GBF) is network of existing and planned protected areas near the borders of three countries: Finland, Russia and Norway.
The cooperation between Finland, Russia and Norway is based on Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation and development as concerns the Green Belt of Fennoscandia. Green Belt Cooperation is also implementing the international Convention on Biological Diversity.
The aim of the cooperation is to develop the Green Belt into a widely acknowledged transboundary model area and increase awareness on the area and its values in the participating countries as well internationally. The Green Belt of Fennoscandia is the northern part of the European Green Belt.
In Finland the Green Belt is developed and promoted by large network of national and regional stakeholders as well as National Working Group appointed the Ministry the of the Environment. National Working Group is chaired by Director General of Metsähallitus, Mr Pentti Hyttinen.