Google will invest 600 million euros in the Hamina-based data center, located in the Kymenlaakso region, about 145 kilometers east of Helsinki. It will also invest in two wind power projects that will produce 250 megawatts of clean electricity. The plans of the web search giant were announced on Friday at the press conference in Helsinki attended by Prime Minister Antti Rinne and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who’s visiting Finland.
Sitra is hosting the World Circular Economy Forum 2019 at a time of high hopes mixed with many uncertainties. The scientific and technological advances to save the planet are gathering momentum, while big question marks remain in terms of the political will, behavioural change and systemic transformation required to achieve sustainability.