General

Alain Schilli

13.06.2012

Biomimicry links business to biodiversity

Biomimicry might be a term you do not come across every day, but you should: it is all about business and biodiversity. Biomimicry is nature inspired innovation and design.

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Industry & Technology

Gaia pressroom

03.04.2012

Responsibility of mining – complex, challenging, and no shortcuts

Mining is a growing business in Finland. We are not alone. Increasing global demand for metals and minerals is creating opportunities and positive societal effects, such as stimulating the economy and employment. However, mining inevitably has environmental and social impacts. How can they be managed and maintained at an acceptable level? The evident solution is adopting an integrated approach to corporate responsibility.

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Industry & Technology

Gaia pressroom

19.03.2012

Mining companies need to stand criticism (in Finnish)

Suomalainen kaivostoiminta elää nousukautta. Suomessa toimii yksitoista kaivosta, ja suunnitteilla on useita kymmeniä uusia. Samalla paikalliset kiistat haitoista ovat nousseet esille. Iso kysymys on, ymmärrämmekö, mitä tapahtuu, kun globaali kaivostoiminta saapuu maahan.

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Public Sector

Gaia pressroom

02.02.2012

A Time for ‘Thought Leadership’ on Sustainable Development

My favourite definition of sustainable development is “living on the Earth as if we intended to stay”. This neatly implies that we need a kind of development that benefits everyone both now and in the future. As such, it must be equitable and effective but also friendly to the ecosystems and biodiversity that give us food and water, security and satisfaction.

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General

Mikko Halonen

24.01.2012

Climate mainstreaming – our way out of the climate crisis?

It is time to demystify climate change and provide concrete tools for decision makers on all levels. There is an urgent need to understand the causes and links of climate risks and interlinkages between mitigation and adaptation. We can´t afford random action – sporadic climate mainstreaming will not take us there.

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