The Ministry of the Environment wants to be an effective and influential player and a good cooperation partner in securing sustainable development, a good environment to live in and biodiversity, both for the present and future generations.
The three departments and two support units of the ministry – Department of the Natural Environment, Department of the Built Environment, Environmental Protection Department, Administration and International Affairs and Information and Communications – are responsible for legislative and policy preparation for the Government and Parliament concerning the climate, communities, built environment, housing, biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources, and environmental protection.
The Ministry of the Environment is led by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen.
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen is the head of the Ministry of the Environment.
Organisation and management
The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for preparing matters to be submitted for consideration by the Government and Parliament, such as matters concerning communities, the built environment, housing, biodiversity, sustainable use of natural resources, climate change and environmental protection.
Ministry of the Environment as a workplace
We at the Ministry of the Environment want to ensure a better environment for future generations. At the Ministry of the Environment, you can have an impact on environmental matters, building, housing and biodiversity.
The revised strategy of the Ministry of the Environment stretches to 2030. The strategy has three broad impact objectives to ensure a sustainable living environment and growth.
The Ministry of the Environment’s branch of administration consists of a number of independently operating institutes and agencies carrying out the social objectives of the ministry and participating in projects included in the government programme.