Green Belt of Fennoscandia
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Green Belt of Fennoscandia
Green Belt of Fennoscandia
Green Belt of Fennoscandia Conference "Green Belt of Fennoscandia - 2013"
Green Belt of Fennoscandia







Tasks of the programme 
Long-term tasks of the "Green Belt of Fennoscandia" (GBF) programme

  • Substantiation of GBF inclusion in UNESCO World Heritage List;

  • Establishment and development of a network of protected areas (PAs) securing conservation of Fennoscandian biodiversity (setting up ecological corridors, strict reservation of areas retaining undisturbed ecosystems);

  • Establishment of biosphere reserves – areas where nature conservation is harmoniously combined with resolution of social and economic problems;

  • Identification of ethnocultural centres in GBF territory, and substantiation of measures to conserve indigenous peoples' traditions and languages, as well as historical and cultural monuments;

  • Environmental education and awareness-raising;

  • Working out of the economic development strategy taking environmental, social and cultural aspects, as well as nature conservation tasks into account.

Research programme tasks

  • Investigate biological diversity (species and habitats) in border areas

  • Identify most valuable ecosystems and substantiate their conservation status

  • Define development priorities for GBF components with focus on involving cultural & natural heritage in economic activities

  • Identify potential challenges and risks of GBF establishment, ways and methods to overcome them, including settlement of possible social and economic conflicts

Inception phase tasks (2008 - 2009)

  • Set up an international working group to compile the GBF multidisciplinary programme;

  • Analyse the results of completed and ongoing environmental, economic, socio-cultural and other projects in GBF area.


  Last modified: February 10, 2010