Ecosystem Services

Our societies are being maintained by services produced by the ecosystem: nature regulates the climate, binds carbon, controls flooding and creates groundwater, and it is also an important source of well-being and recreation. In order to function properly, the nature needs to be diverse. Securing the ecosystem services, i.e. the structures and functioning of ecosystems, is a precondition for a sustainable bioeconomy.

Ecosystem services offer opportunities for various kinds of enterprise in, for example, tourism, culture and health and well-being businesses. Development and productisation of sustainable solutions into business activities is a core element of bioeconomy. Such solutions may also concern more broadly the recognition of ecosystem services and securing access to them. There are new business opportunities based on ecosystem services for building, decentralised energy production and water and landscape management (e.g. utilisation of water circulation, microclimate and vegetation as part of sustainable building and community planning).

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Ecosystem services

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Stocking streams with salmon and trout eggs in biodegradable boxes

Fish roe planting is the most cost-effective way of restoring trout and salmon to running waters. A biodegradable…

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Ecosystem services

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Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen – Finland and LULUCF

Finland is dedicated to reducing it’s emissions to reach the EU goals. Our carbon sinks should be seen…

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Spruce resin harvested by hand in Finland to treat a variety of skin problems

There is liquid forest gold glimmering in the bioeconomy side streams. The Pihqa spruce resin balms, made in…

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Making of Tomorrow: Wellbeing from Food

In the years to come, corporate social and environmental responsibility will be taken for granted —especially when it…

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Qvidja Kraft’s biomethanation method revolutionises efficiency and storage of bioenergy

With this new method microbes obtained from swamps produce methane from hydrogen, carbon dioxide, biogas and wood gas….

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Research project: Photosynthesis research – a fundamental tool in bioeconomy

Transition from fossil raw materials to sustainable bioeconomy is one of the most fundamental challenges of this century….

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Soilfood heads towards sustainable agriculture with recycled nutrients

We can mitigate climate change and prevent eutrophication of waterbodies by taking better care of our soils. Soilfood…

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Nature photography and travelling boosting sparsely populated areas

An animal can be shot down only once but photographed hundreds – even thousands of times. A photographer…

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