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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

NHL.com 
Six months ago Finland was reeling, and Heiskanen was part of it. They lost three straight games to begin the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship to become the first defending champion to fail to qualify for the quarterfinal round the next season, and ... See more..
RTE.ie 
Brian Gregan won the 400m in 45.83 seconds at the European Team Championships League 1 in Vaasa, Finland, where Ireland currently lie in seventh. Gregan provided the only win of the day for Ireland but there were a number of good performances. See more..
BBC News 
The first settlers arrived after the last ice age, following the wild reindeer that populated the north of Finland as the climate warmed. The Värikallio rock wall, which rises more than 10m perpendicular from Lake Somerjärvi, reveals evidence of early ... See more..
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Chicago Daily Herald 
With the Blackhawks unleashing all the fireworks hours before the NHL Draft began Friday, the announcement that they traded down and took defenseman Henri Jokiharju with their new first-round pick at No. 29 didn't exactly register on the Richter Scale. See more..
Futurism 
Though still in its relative infancy, Finland's basic income program is already showing promise, encouraging participants to pursue more opportunities than they would if they were receiving traditional welfare assistance, while also decreasing stress. See more..
YLE News 
Guest contributor Joel Willans takes a look at the fun and frolics around Finnish Midsummer. See more..
ABC 10 News NOW 
The U.S. Ambassador to Finland visited this weekend for to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the country's independence and the summer solstice. See more..
Xinhua 
HELSINKI, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said Finland has difficulty in accepting a system where the European Commission would control non-European Union (EU) investments in Finland. Talking to Finnish media late Friday, Sipila ... See more..
The Guardian 
Four men who celebrated end of orienteering event with 15 minutes inside Russia likely to be charged with border offences. See more..
YLE News 
Finland is in the middle of its 100th anniversary of independence and various celebrations of the country's cultural history and achievements abound. A new ... 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 ;
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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

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