Finland – A Model Student in Climate Protection

German with English subtitle
1 x 30 min

Finland aims to be completely carbon neutral by 2035 – moreover, without acquiring any emissions certificates, according to the ambitious plans of the Helsinki government. Environmental protection, sustainability and alternative energy sources have long dominated the political debate in Finland, and all the more so since 35-year-old Sanna Marin became Prime Minister. Above all, the intention is to ban fossil fuels: the phase-out of these should be complete by 2029. Whether and when an end will be put to the burning of peat for heat generation is a controversial issue, with thousands of jobs in the country’s underdeveloped regions that depend on the practice.

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