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PM to open Finland Pavilion at COP28 in Dubai

Published : 01 Dec 2023, 02:37

  DF Report
This photo taken on Nov. 29, 2023 shows the media center of COP28 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Xinhua.

Prime Minister Petteri Orpo will open the Finland Pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai on Friday, said a government press release on Thursday.

This is the first time that Finland will have its own national pavilion in connection with the conference.

The programme at the pavilion will highlight Finnish climate solutions, such as clean energy innovations.

The UN Climate Change Conference, or COP28, is taking place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from 30 November until 12 December.

In addition to the official negotiations, COP28 will bring together a large number of participants to discuss the impacts of climate change and the economic opportunities offered by the clean transition.

“Finland has set an ambitious target of being carbon neutral by 2035. This goal cannot be achieved without cooperation between different sectors. And cooperation is one of the strengths of Finnish society. I am very proud that our pavilion is such a strong joint effort by the public sector, businesses committed to the green transition and third sector organisations,” said Orpo.

Minister of the Environment and Climate change Kai Mykkänen, Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Anders Adlercreutz and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Ville Tavio will also attend the pavilion’s events during the UN Climate Change Conference.

“The EU must continue to be a global leader in climate policy. When the world’s largest single market sets goals, the world around it inevitably changes. This also gives our businesses opportunities to lead the way in the green transition market,” said Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Adlercreutz.

The programme at the Finland Pavilion will highlight perspectives on climate change mitigation and adaptation globally.

Around 20 Finnish companies, including Nokia, Outokumpu, Neste and Stora Enso, will be involved in the programme, along with other parties, such as civil society organisations and representatives from various ministries.