Strategy

The main goal of Finland's Strategy on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity is to halt the loss of biodiversity in Finland by 2020. The strategy was approved by a government resolution in November 2012 and it covers the years 2012–2020. The strategy alongside with the action plan supporting it implement the Convention on Biological Diversity in Finland.

The strategy has five detailled goals:

  • Mainstream the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity across government and society.
  • Reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote its sustainable use.
  • Improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity.
  • Safeguard the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • Enhance implementation of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity through participatory planning, knowledge management and capacity building.

> Load the Government Resolution on the Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Finland for the years 2012–2020, ‘Saving Nature for People’ from here

An action plan with a total of 105 actions has been drafted to implement the strategy in practice. The primary goal of these pages is to introduce these actions and give an account of the phase of their execution.