Management of climate change is the Finnish Presidency’s number one theme

Finland holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011. Yesterday, the Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi presened the Presidency Programme in her opening speech at a Nordic Conference on Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region in Turku, Finland, focusing on the management of climate change.
Finland has set comprehensive management of climate change as its number one presidency theme. The aim is to improve the Nordic countries’ role as a strong and unified player in climate issues. The Prime Minister mentioned specifically the Top-level Research Initiative as an example of a joint Nordic contribution towards meeting the climate challenges.

Read the whole speech here (Swedish/Finnish language)

Read more about the conference here

Read more about the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers here

Photo from the Finnish Government, by Janne Suhonen.