Gaia news 2012

21.12.2012 A discussion forum on minerals and mining industry launched in Finland by the Prime Minister Katainen

A new discussion forum www.kaivos2030.fi created by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and covering the Finnish minerals cluster was launched today with a statement by the Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen.

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07.11.2012 A toolkit for responsible mining launched

A new tool to prevent and reduce risks of mining conflicts was launched by Gaia, University of Eastern Finland, Zoï Environment and Kyrgyz Mining Association today in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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29.10.2012 The Future Cleantech Forum fosters renewable energies

The Future Cleantech Forum, opened today in Geneva, Switzerland, links European energy and cleantech professionals interested in developing and implementing strategies for deploying renewable energies.

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25.10.2012 Finland wants to become a leading country on sustainable mining

Round table meeting between the Prime Minister of Finland, Minister of Economic Affairs, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Labour, senior executives of mining and technology companies and other invited senior officials adopted today a joint objective to make Finland the leading country on sustainable mining. The position paper as well as the architecture of the round table was prepared by Gaia Consulting on the assignment from the Strategic Programme for Cleantech of the Government of Finland.

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24.10.2012 Forchem selected as finalist for the 2012 Global Cleantech Later Stage Award

Bio-based business flourishes in Finland: Gaia’s client Forchem was named as one the most promising cleantech companies from around the world, thanks to its low-carbon products made of pine.

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12.10.2012 Finnish cleantech companies have much to offer to developing countries

Finnish water, energy and ICT technologies and consultancy services could play an important role in designing and constructing green growth for example in African and Latin American countries which suffer from the impacts of climate change but benefit from quick economic development, as discussed in a conference organised by the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK).

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08.10.2012 Energy Saving Week in Finland: Gaia challenges its clients to become climate positive (in Finnish)

Gaia osallistuu valtakunnalliseen Energiansäästöviikkoon haastamalla yhteistyökumppaninsa vaikuttamaan ilmastoon myönteisesti.

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02.10.2012 Energywise city planning to save millions of euros (in Finnish)

Jos kaikkien uusien alueiden kaavoitus tehtäisiin kuten Porvoon Skaftkärrissä, kunnat säästäisivät jopa 2 miljardia euroa vuoteen 2020 mennessä, osoittaa tänään julkaistu Gaian Sitralle tekemä arvio.

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26.09.2012 Gaia goes climate positive

Gaia joined today the The Climate Partners network and made a bold commitment to compensate for its climate emissions by 200% starting in 2012.

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14.09.2012 Finland has great potential to use more local fish (in Finnish)

Gaian WWF Suomelle teettämä tuore raportti kertoo, että Itämeren kalaa, kuten särkikaloja ja silakkaa, voisi syödä nykyistä paljon enemmän kalakantojen vaarantumatta. Itämeren kaloilla voitaisiin myös korvata ulkomailta tuotua kalaa. Pienistä särkikaloista ja silakasta voitaisiin myös valmistaa kalanrehua, jolloin rehukaloja ei tarvitsisi rahdata maailman meriltä.

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