Finland joins the Glasgow leaders’ declaration on forests and land use

Signatories to the declaration include Brazil, Russia, China and the United States. Finland attaches great importance to multilateral co-operation in order to achieve international forest-related goals. With this declaration, countries also commit themselves to promoting sustainable development worldwide, including the sustainable management and use of forests, and to strengthening the local economy: smallholder farmers, indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities need stronger support, e.g. others for the sustainable management and use of forests.

Breakthrough Agenda aims for clean electricity, zero emissions, zero steel and low carbon hydrogen by 2030

Finland also announced on Tuesday that it supports the Breakthrough Agenda, which consists of four breakthroughs in Glasgow. The Breakthrough Agenda outlines global goals for 2030. According to the agenda, by then, clean energy should be cost-effective and available worldwide, and zero-emission vehicles should be the new norm. In addition, the goal is for near-zero-emission steel to be the most popular option in the global market and for affordable renewable and low-carbon hydrogen to be available globally by 2030.

Implementing these breakthroughs would reduce emissions and contribute to the development of new business models, the creation of new jobs and the achievement of various environmental goals. Finland is already a member or otherwise involved in the processes that play a key role in implementing and monitoring the Breakthrough Agenda. These include the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Organization (IRENA), Mission Innovation MI and Clean Energy Ministerial CEM.

Global Methane Pledge aims to reduce anthropogenic methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030

In addition, on Tuesday, Finland will also join the Global Methane Pledge agreement announced by the EU and the United States, which aims to reduce anthropogenic methane emissions worldwide by 30% by 2030. Methane is the most significant greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide. climate change.

Finland has long been active in several methane-related international processes, including the Climate and Clean Air Coalition CCAC, the Global Methane Initiative GMI and work in the Arctic Council. The promise sets a quantitative target that will also support the work to be done in these processes.

Finland’s national methane emissions decreased by more than 40% between 1990 and 2019, and the decline is expected to continue until 2030. The most important sources of methane emissions in Finland are waste, agriculture and energy production.

Source: Ministry of the Environment

Source: The Nordic Page


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