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.