Monitoring network

6) Continue to develop a monitoring system for the state of and trends in biodiversity in Finland through a network of experts. Monitoring results will be published on the website in particular, which will be maintained as a national system for communications and reporting on the general monitoring of biodiversity. Monitoring will be expanded through indicators describing the status of and trends in ecosystem services; the indicators will be developed in cooperation with researchers and users of information. These indicators will be added to the website. More efficient use will be made of indicators for biodiversity and ecosystem services, in decision-making and the evaluation of the implementation of the action plan. The role of such indicators will be strengthened in the measurement of sustainable development and well-being in Finland.

Responsible institutions: Ministry of the Environment, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Schedule: 2013–2015





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