Finland and Canada Team Up in Forest Sector Partnership!

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Finland, Canadian province sign co-op deal in forest sector

Finland and the province of Nova Scotia in Canada on Friday signed an action plan on closer cooperation in forests and the bioeconomy sectors, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in a press release.

The parties to the five-year action plan are the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and the Department of Natural Resources of Nova Scotia.

There is a long tradition of forest sector cooperation between Canada and Finland and the forest sectors of the province of Nova Scotia and Finland share many similarities.

What Finland has to offer is expertise that supports the efforts to improve the efficiency of forest and bioeconomy sectors and to promote the clean transition. The areas for cooperation include forest management practices, digital solutions for the forest sector, forest technologies and education.

Cooperation is also sought for the industry and research. The action plan will improve the conditions for commercial cooperation as the forest and bioeconomy sector of Nova Scotia offer promising opportunities for Finnish companies.

Forest-based bioeconomy is a central theme of the action plan signed on Friday. New wood-based products have been developed in the past few years, some of them based on new production technologies and some on more efficient utilisation of materials such as forest industry side streams. In the cooperation between Finland and Nova Scotia the aim is also to increase contacts between the research, development and education sectors of the two countries.

“Canada is an important strategic, northern and like-minded partner for Finland. I am very happy that cooperation between Finland and Nova Scotia will become even stronger, thanks to the action plan we have signed today,” said Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Sari Essayah.

Nova Scotia warmly welcomes the increased cooperation. On behalf of Nova Scotia, the action plan was signed by Colton LeBlanc, Minister of Cyber Security and Digital Solutions of Nova Scotia.

“We are transforming how we do forestry in Nova Scotia and there is much we can learn from our colleagues in Finland to help reach climate change goals and grow our green economies,” said Colton LeBlanc, Minister of Cyber Security and Digital Solutions, on behalf of Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

9 Comments
  1. AliceSmith says

    AliceSmith believes that the cooperation agreement between Finland and Nova Scotia is a positive step towards enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of the forest and bioeconomy sectors. She thinks that sharing expertise and innovative solutions will benefit both regions and open up new opportunities for commercial collaboration.

  2. EmilySmith87 says

    As an expert in the forest sector, I believe this cooperation between Finland and Nova Scotia is a fantastic opportunity to exchange knowledge and promote sustainable practices in the bioeconomy sector. It’s great to see the focus on innovation and efficiency, which will benefit both regions. Looking forward to seeing the positive impact of this action plan!

  3. EmilySmith says

    What specific new wood-based products have been developed in the past few years through the cooperation between Finland and Nova Scotia? Is there any information on potential future collaborations in the pipeline as well?

    1. SamuelJohnson says

      EmilySmith, in the past few years, new wood-based products developed through the Finland-Nova Scotia cooperation include innovative materials like sustainably sourced engineered wood products, bio-based textiles, and eco-friendly packaging solutions. As for potential future collaborations, discussions are underway to explore joint ventures in advanced forest biorefining technologies and green building materials. Stay tuned for exciting updates!

  4. Emily1990 says

    It’s great to see Finland and Canada joining forces in the forest sector partnership. The collaboration will undoubtedly lead to advancements in forest management practices and the development of innovative wood-based products. Looking forward to the positive outcomes of this action plan!

  5. EvaSmith82 says

    How will this partnership impact the local communities in both Finland and Nova Scotia? Will it create more job opportunities in the forest and bioeconomy sectors?

    1. JohnJohnson78 says

      Hi EvaSmith82, this partnership is expected to have a positive impact on local communities in both Finland and Nova Scotia. With closer cooperation in the forests and bioeconomy sectors, there is a potential for the creation of more job opportunities, especially in areas such as forest management practices, digital solutions, and education. This collaboration aims to improve the efficiency of these sectors and promote a clean transition, which can benefit local economies and communities by fostering growth and innovation.

  6. SarahJohnson says

    As someone working in the forest sector, I believe this partnership between Finland and Canada is a great step towards enhancing sustainability and innovation in the bioeconomy sectors. The exchange of expertise and knowledge in forest management practices and digital solutions will undoubtedly benefit both countries. Looking forward to seeing the positive outcomes of this collaboration!

  7. EmilySmith says

    It’s great to see Finland and Canada joining forces in the forest sector partnership. This collaboration will not only enhance the efficiency of forest and bioeconomy sectors but also promote a cleaner transition. I look forward to the innovation and progress that will come out of this cooperation.

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