Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is an ongoing and structured process where society undergoes changesustainable development logos with the aim of securing desirable living conditions for the current and future generations.

Sustainable development is promoted through international policy work, where nations prepare agreements with binding commitments. Finland's national sustainable development work will be carried out in line with the policies of the United Nations, the European Union, the Arctic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Especially the conclusions reached at the UN's sustainable development follow-up conference (Rio+20) serve as an important framework for Finland's national sustainable development work.

The Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development is responsible for adapting international sustainable development goals into Finland’s national policies.

The results of the sustainable development work will be tracked through a national indicator programme.

Society’s Commitment to Sustainability

Finland’s national strategy for sustainable development is being revised. Along with the revision of the strategy, a national concept ‘Society’s Commitment to Sustainability’ will be launched. Through the commitment, the government and the administration, in collaboration with various societal actors, pledge to promote sustainable development in all their work and operations.

Society’s Commitment to Sustainability is being prepared by a wide-ranging strategy group and it will be finished in June 2013.

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