Ecosystem Services

Our societies are maintained by services produced by the ecosystem: nature regulates the climate, binds carbon, controls flooding and creates groundwater, and is also an important source of wellbeing and recreation. In order to function properly, nature must be diverse. Securing 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 sectors including tourism, culture and health and wellbeing. The development and productisation of sustainable solutions into business activities is a core element of the bioeconomy. Such solutions may also involve recognising ecosystem services and securing access to them more broadly. Ecosystem services present new business opportunities when it comes to 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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Bioeconomy promoting rural development in Europe


The bioeconomy can mean very different things for people living in rural areas in Finland,…

BLOOM gives a fresh boost to bioeconomy communication in Europe


Bioeconomy, and more specifically circular bioeconomy, is a hot topic in Europe at the moment…

Roberts Berrie supplies the daily berries all year round


Finnish berry innovation Roberts Berrie contains a huge amount of whole berries from the northern…

Accommodation concept for the demands of ecological and experiential nature tourism

Ecosystem servicesCase

Vuolas accommodation combines the best features of cottage life, hotel nights, and staying in the…

Leadership in water business requires open-minded innovation

Fish and watersBlog

Access to clean water in abundance is so self-evident for us Finns that we do…

Climate and the renewing of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy


9.2.2018 The bioeconomy is often viewed as a more sustainable form of economy, as it…

Finland boasts the largest organic wild collection area in the world

Ecosystem servicesCase

Collecting organic and wild produce presents Finnish agriculture and bioeconomy new opportunities. Linking the pure…

The Best Practices for Sustainable Forest Management help the Finns to grow diverse and productive forests

Wood and forestCase

The Best Practices for Sustainable Forest Management have guided the Finnish forests management for several…

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