World Wildlife Fund released its Global Cleantech Innovation Index in 2017, and Finland ranked second, right after Denmark. Sweden took third place, underlining how the Nordics have become a global center of green innovation.
Finland’s main strength is the country’s ability to create early-stage innovations. Supporting this is a national network of clean technology industry and research named Cleantech Finland. This network is led by the Confederation of Finnish Industries.
Cleantech investments are crucial in achieving the nation’s ambitious goal to become carbon neutral by 2035.
Focus areas set in the national action plan:
- Renewable energy
- Recycling of materials
- Resource saving processes
- Energy saving technologies
- Water treatment