Publication of the National Road Map for the Environmental Technologies Action Plan

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Helsinki, 1 March, 2006 — Publication of the National Road Map for the Environmental Technologies Action Plan

In partnership with its various interest groups, the Ministry of Trade and Industry has delivered the National Road Map for the Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP). The Road Map introduces environmental technology projects that have been completed or are being implemented in Finland and discusses the challenges for future development.

In relation to the new publication, the Ministry of Trade and Industry has launched a new section on the Ministryís website, which outlines the EUís Environmental Technologies Action Plan and includes a calendar that lists topical environmental technology-related developments. To provide information for non-Finnish speakers, an English translation of the Road Map will also be published on the website.

ETAP is an EU Action Plan that aims to contribute towards the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy.

The Action Planís goals are:

- To eliminate any remaining obstacles in order to maximise every opportunity for the protection of the environment through environmental technologies and to boost competitiveness and economic growth.

- To ensure that, in the future, the EU will spearhead the development and application of environmental technologies.

- To secure the commitment of all interest groups in support of these goals.

More information
http://www.ktm.fi/Technology and sustainable development