The functions of biodiversity are studied

The tasks of promoting biodiversity and environmental protection will change due to regional reform, when some of the tasks of environmental management of existing Centers for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment will be transferred to the provinces and part of the State Licensing and Supervision Authority in Luova. In addition, biodiversity is promoted by a number of stakeholders such as the Finnish Environment Institute, Metsähallitus and the Finnish Forestry Center. During the preparatory phase of the regional reform, it is essential to strengthen awareness of the promotion of biodiversity and to get the multilateral network to work together.

MDI compiles Finnish views on the question of biodiversity and the importance of services based on it. The authorities’ views of biodiversity are also surveyed through an electronic survey and regional workshops. During the survey, a nationwide stakeholder meeting will also be held in Helsinki. The outputs of the work commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment are formulated as development suggestions and tools for information guidance. The work will be completed in early 2019.

MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

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MDI’s Population projection 2022 – a detailed picture of future development and a new scenario for an internationalising Finland

According to the Population projection 2022 published today, Finland’s population will decrease, age, centralise and internationalise. Phenomena and events, as well as the actions of regions and municipalities, greatly influence future population development.

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