Measures: • Paying cross-cutting attention on the opportunities of immaterial value creation in bioec- onomy policy actions. • Launching user-oriented experiments and developing operating models for promoting im- material value creation and ecologically sustainable business. • Mapping the opportunities for nature tourism and other service activities relying on natu- ral values, developing new forms of services for the international market, and arousing the interest of foreign customers in bioeconomy services. • Securing the preservation of immaterial natural values. Responsibility: Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Education and Culture Other actors: Tekes, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Finnish Environment Institute, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
28 29 4. ACCESSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF BIOMASSES: SECURING THE AVAILABILITY OF RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES, WELL-FUNCTIONING RAW MATERIAL MARKETS AND SUSTAINABILITY OF RAW MATERIAL USE The transition from a fossil economy to a bioeconomy will mean much more extensive exploita- tion of renewable natural resources. The reliable supply of biomasses at a competitive price will be a crucial condition for companies and investments, and thus for a successful bioeconomy. While we make sure that the biomasses produced by the forests, fields and waters are available for diverse exploitation in the bioeconomy, we must also guarantee the sustainability of using these natural resources and appropriate operating conditions for ecosystem services. Better in- formation about biomass availability and trends can be produced by developing planning sys- tems and statistical services. 4.1 Ensuring the possibilities of using biomasses and their availability for the needs of a growing bioeconomy The natural resources of the Finnish forests and waters and the opportunities for their sustain- able use are exceptionally great on the EU and international scale. As the growth potential for the Finnish bioeconomy to a great extent depend on exploiting our biomass resources, we must ensure that EU legislation or other international decisions will promote rather than obstruct the use of biomass. As the biomass resources are mainly in private ownership in Finland, in terms of biomass availability we must encourage the financial exploitation of biomasses as well as their imports. By means of jointly adopted rules, we must be able to show that the exploitation of biomass in Finland rests on a sustainable basis. Measures: • Finland influences the key decisions and legislation on natural resources use in the EU and internationally to ensure that we have the opportunity to exploit our biomass resources in a versatile manner for the needs of a growing and sustainable bioeconomy. The ministries will create an operating model that will ensure joint and anticipatory influence on EU and international decision-making processes.
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- Fall '17
- Management, bioeconomy