A better environment for future generations

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 strategy evolves over time. Measures and concrete paths of actions that take us towards the objectives are updated on an annual basis.

Impact Objectives

Good environment and diverse nature

  • A good status of the Baltic Sea has been achieved
  • Loss of biodiversity has been halted and a favourable status has been secured
  • Development of the living environment enhances human wellbeing
  • Environmental risks have been identified and they are being managed

Carbon-neutral circular economy society

  • Finland has significantly reduced its greenhouse gas emissions
  • Circular economy renews the society
  • Natural resources are used sparingly and sustainably
  • Buildings have a low-carbon and material-efficient lifecycle

Sustainable urban development

  • Urban districts promote the sustainable growth of regions
  • Local environments are socially and ecologically sustainable
  • Housing solutions meet the demand and needs of different population groups
  • Development of urban and rural areas is mutually supportive and interactive

Values – Courage, expertise and responsibility

The values guiding the operations of the Ministry of the Environment:

Openly transparent

  • we are transparent in all our work and partnerships
  • our open preparation processes encourage others to express their views, and we make even the most difficult decisions openly and with due reasoning

Esteemed expert

  • we are renowned and recognised experts
  • we support each other’s competence building by sharing our expertise and further enhancing our skills

Responsible maker of the future

  • the impacts of our decisions stretch far into the future
  • we do not seek rapid gains at the cost of the future


More information

Juho Korpi, Director for Development 
Ministry of the Environment, Permanent Secretary’s Cabinet and Management Support 0295250136