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Finland has done reasonably well in preserving its natural environment. The government is skilled at obtaining and compiling environmental data and translating that into effective environmental management policies.1 There is a low population density and the nature conservation is relatively easy to maintain.2 Finland adopted a National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change in 2005 and revised it in 2013.3 Since then, the government and environmental groups have successfully added climate change adaptation to its mandates and implementation has overall been successful. Finland has also recently adapted a new climate change policy that will hopefully reduce the amount of emissions to 80% by the year 2050.4 The plan is to make it as energy and cost efficient and systematic.5 The Finnish government wants to ...See More emerge as a leader in the climate change adaptation community.6 Show Less

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1 http://finland.fi/Public/default.aspx?contentid=160041&nodeid=41799&culture=en-US
2 Ibid
3 http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/countries/finland
4http://www.ym.fi/en-US/Latest_news/Press_releases/Government_approves_proposal_for_a_clima(29845)
5-6 Ibid
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Finland News

SFGate 
Besides, it's high time Tom of Finland becomes more known to the world. He was essentially the first gay manga artist, and his work was so influential and accomplished that many of the world's great museums — including SFMOMA and the Berkeley Art ... See more..
Washington Post 
HELSINKI — Finnish prosecutors have charged three men who planned to travel to Syria to become “foreign fighters with a terrorist group” between 2012 and 2013. Finland's state prosecutor said Wednesday the men were preparing “a crime with terrorist ... See more..
Variety 
ITV Studios Finland has acquired the local rights to “The Final Four,” the hit primetime singing competition format which is being developed and distributed by Armoza. The deal was signed on Tuesday at Mipcom. Armoza Format just announced few days ago ... See more..
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YLE News 
Finland lags behind the rest of the Nordics in terms of energy use from wind turbines. The country hopes to construct 200 new wind turbines by the end of this year, which would bring the country's total to over 700. Denmark already boasts more than 4 ... See more..
Mental Floss 
Finland is home to brands like Marimekko and Artek, and has produced architects and designers like Alvar Aalto and Eero Saarinen. But you don't need to go shopping or visit Saarinen's Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, to fully appreciate the nation ... See more..
9to5Mac 
Nordea is a large bank formed as a result of a series of mergers and acquisitions across Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway. It has more than 11 million customers across the Nordic and Baltic regions. Sweden is one of the most advanced countries in ... See more..
YLE News 
Indeed, a much stronger low pressure area is speeding across central Finland on Monday. The Finnish Meteorological Institute has issued warnings of winds with gusts of over 20 metres per second for much of Ostrobothnia, Savo, Karelia and southern ... See more..
YLE News 
Bird watchers in the southeast village of Elimäki were treated to an amazing sight over the weekend, when an estimated 300000 barnacle geese landed for a ... See more..
L.A. Weekly 
Tom of Finland -- real name Touko Laaksonen -- is the 20th century Finnish artist whose erotic art featuring hyper-masculine men in tight uniforms with bulging biceps and erect, comically enormous penises inspired repressed gay men the world over to ... See more..
Helsinki Times 
Finland is witnessing an unprecedented influx of software developers from abroad, according to Talouselämä. The business-oriented weekly magazine reports that businesses in the country recruited over a thousand software industry experts from outside ... See more..
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Geography

Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia
Area

Total 338,145 sq km
Land 303,815 sq km
Water 34,330 sq km

Climate

cold temperate; potentially subarctic but comparatively mild because of moderating influence of the North Atlantic Current, Baltic Sea, and more than 60,000 lakes
Natural Resources

timber, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, nickel, gold, silver, limestone ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from manufacturing and power plants contributing to acid rain; water pollution from industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals; habitat loss threatens wildlife populations

Demographics

Nationality
Finnish
Population
5,266,114 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Finland has a highly industrialized, largely free-market economy with per capita output almost as high as that of Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Trade is important with exports accounting for over one third of GDP in recent years. Finland is strongly competitive in manufacturing - principally the wood, metals, engineering, telecommunications, and electronics industries. Finland excels in high-tech exports such as mobile phones. Except for timber and several minerals, Finland depends on imports of raw materials, energy, and some components for manufactured goods. Because of the climate, agricultural development is limited to maintaining self-sufficiency in basic products. Forestry, an ...See More important export earner, provides a secondary occupation for the rural population. Finland had been one of the best performing economies within the EU in recent years and its banks and financial markets avoided the worst of global financial crisis. However, the world slowdown hit exports and domestic demand hard in 2009, with Finland experiencing one of the deepest contractions in the euro zone. A recovery of exports, domestic trade, and household consumption stimulated economic growth in 2010-11. The recession affected general government finances and the debt ratio, turning previously strong budget surpluses into deficits, but Finland has taken action to ensure it will meet EU deficit targets by 2013 and retains its triple-A credit rating. Finland's main challenge in 2013 will be to stimulate growth in the face of weak demand in EU export markets and government austerity measures meant to reduce its budget deficit. Longer-term, Finland must address a rapidly aging population and decreasing productivity that threaten competitiveness, fiscal sustainability, and economic growth. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$200.7 billion (2012 est.); $201.1 billion (2011 est.); $195.7 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

18.7% of GDP (2012 est.); 20.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 21% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

barley, wheat, sugar beets, potatoes; dairy cattle; fish
Industries

metals and metal products, electronics, machinery and scientific instruments, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, clothing