Maine pact with Finland kicks off first day of Arctic Circle Assembly

Gov. Janet Mills and the prime minister of Finland, Antti Rinne, signed an agreement today to collaborate in the fight against climate change while strengthening their respective forest economies.

Meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, the two inked a memorandum of understanding on the first day of a three-day international gathering, the Arctic Circle Assembly, where Mills is leading Maine’s largest-ever delegation of more than 60 participants.

The accord calls for Maine and Finland to mutually strengthen their forest-based industries, which are cornerstones of both bio-economies, and enhancing forest sustainability in the face of changing climate.

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