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Cablegate: Finland Joins Rewnewable Energy and Energy

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RR RUEHHM RUEHLN RUEHMA RUEHPB RUEHPOD
DE RUEHHE #0203 1301339
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 091339Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY HELSINKI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4305
INFO RUEHZN/ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS HELSINKI 000203

SIPDIS

STATE PASS OES/EGC FOR GRIFF THOMPSON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG SENV EUN FI
SUBJECT: FINLAND JOINS REWNEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY
EFFICIENCY PARTNERSHIP

REF: 06 HELSINKI 01236

1. (U) On April 29, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join the Renewable
Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). Dr.
Maranne Osterkorn, International Director at REEEP, atended
the signing ceremony at the British Embasy in Helsinki.
Finland is the 31st government tojoin REEEP.

2. (U) Initially Finland will not prvide direct funding
support to REEEP, instead prferring to focus on promoting
its Energy and nvironment Partnership with Central America
(EEP). (See reftel).

3. (U) Both REEEP and Finland,s EEP were inaugurated at the
Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002
and have subsequently become important initiatives in
promoting the development of renewable energy sources and
energy efficiency.
HYATT

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