President Sauli Niinistö says it may be difficult to keep the fight against climate change on the agenda of the Arctic Council as both US and Russian leaders have expressed doubts about the man-made nature of the problem. Finland is about to begin its term as chair of the council. Mr Niinistö believes common ground could be found if the issue was approached from the angle of black coal which is accelerating glacier melt. Rejecting emission sources for black coal, such as outdated energy plants and flaring, would not interfere with the interests of council members seeking economic profit in the area, Mr Niinistö notes.
Media: Turun Sanomat
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö