At the Ministry of the Environment, we work for a better environment to live in for future generations by making sure that, besides economic factors, environmental considerations are at the heart of all social decision-making.
The four departments and one support function of the Ministry of the Environment – Natural Environment Department, Built Environment Department, Climate and Environmental Protection Department and Ministerial Governance and International Affairs Department, and Communications – are responsible for legislative and policy preparation for the Government and Parliament concerning communities, climate issues, built environment, housing, biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources, and environmental protection.
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change »
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Maria Ohisalo leads the Ministry of the Environment. Within the Finnish Government, she is responsible for matters related to the environment, construction and housing.
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 2035. The Ministry of the Environment will focus on three themes: comprehensive solutions to the ecological sustainability crisis, leading the green transition and living environments that support wellbeing.
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.
You can search the contact data of ministry employees or contact the government switchboard.