National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022
The aim of the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022 is that the Finnish society has the capacity to manage the risks associated with climate change and adapt to changes in the climate. The objectives of the plan are:
A. Adaptation has been integrated into the planning and activities of both the various sectors and their actors;
B. The actors have access to the necessary climate change assessment and management methods,
and C. Research and development work, communication and education and training have enhanced the adaptive capacity of society, developed innovative solutions and improved citizens' awareness on climate change adaptation.
To reach the aim, the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan specifies the key measures in support of adaptation to be implemented in the next few years. The impacts of climate change elsewhere in the world with repercussions on Finland will be taken into account in the national work.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry was responsible for the preparation of the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan, with the practical work steered by a broadly-based coordination group appointed by the ministry.
Adaptation is included in the Climate Act [approved in 6.3.2015]. According to this, the Government adopts a national adaptation plan at least once in every ten years and the State authorities must, to the extent possible, promote the implementation of the adaptation plan in their actions.
The adaptation plan also implements the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change within Finland.