The EU and International Cooperation
Promoting the wellbeing and sustainability of the environments we live in requires action in all policy-making arenas. In particular, environmental issues characteristically cross national borders, which means that international cooperation is needed to find solutions to these.
The Ministry of the Environment represents Finland in numerous international cooperation forums. Finland is a party to more than one hundred international environmental agreements and takes an active part in international, regional and bilateral cooperation where one of the aims is to promote sustainable development.
International environmental agreements
Finland is involved in more than a hundred international environmental agreements.
Cooperation in the EU
Finland promotes sustainable development and integration of the environment in all sectors within the European Union.
The Nordic Countries share a long-running tradition of environmental cooperation. Cooperation takes place in the areas of climate change, environment risks, oceans and marine resources, biodiversity and circular economy.