Repoveden kansallispuisto
Repovesi National Park © Markus Sirkka / Image Bank of the Environmental Administration

Do you know what everyman's rights are?                  

Public access rights, or so-called everyman's rights, give everyone in Finland the chance to the recreational use of natural areas freely and without payment. Everyman's rights apply regardless of who owns or occupies an area.

Everyman’s rights allow you, for example, to freely roam in nature, enjoy water activities and pick berries or mushrooms. However, you must not damage the environment or disturb others.

Latest news RSS

Survey: Society’s Commitment to Sustainability also benefits participants' own organisations

2015-06-03
According to a new survey, operators that have made a commitment to sustainable development are very satisfied with the results of the commitment. Four out of five operators that have made commitments reported that their implementation has benefited their organisation and that sustainable development is now understood to mean concrete measures.

Finland calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies

2015-04-28
In the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris a coalition of governments is calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels.
All latest news

What is the Society’s Commitment to Sustainability?

Watch the video and learn about the Finnish model to implement sustainable development on the ground - the Society's Commitment to Sustainability - and the commitments different actors have made to secure a good life now and for the future generations.

Our Social Media

The Ministry on Instagram @yministerio