Wood residues form Finland’s main source of bioenergy. About half of the country’s wood production is used for heat and power, either through district heating systems or through combined heat and power (CHP) plants.
Nordic Council of Ministers, Arbejdsgruppen for Holdbar Konsumtion og Produktion (HKP)
The report Nordic Best Practices presents fifteen initiatives on the themes of Sustainable Buildings and Construction and Sustainable Food Systems. They are presented in a manner designed to facilitate a comparison of their respective strengths, key results, and novelty as well as to draw lessons learned of each particular case.
The report Nordic best practices: Relevant for UNEP 10YFP of sustainable consumption and production presents nineteen initiatives on the themes of sustainable lifestyles and education and sustainable public procurement. They are presented in a manner designed to facilitate a comparison of their respective strengths, key results, and novelty as well as to draw lessons learned of each particular case.
The greening of urban development is finally receiving increased attention. This is long overdue, as the globe’s burgeoning urban population is using ever more resources and energy, which intensifies environmental pressures.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
North Karelia (NK) in Finland is a forerunner in the field of sustainable energy. Being a remote region with extremely cold winters, NK requires a lot of heating, but energy is expensive to import. In these conditions, the region’s vast wood reserves offer clear potential for fuel wood.