Strategies and programmes
The main elements of Finnish forest policy are defined in the National Forest Stategy 2025. A large number of NGOs and other stakeholders have been closely involved in the preparation and further development of the strategy. The regional objectives are written down in the Regional Forest Programmes.
The Forest Biodiversity Action Programme for Southern Finland 2008-2025 METSO supplements the National Forest Strategy in objectives concerning ecological sustainability.
In the Strategic Programme for the Forest Sector (MSO) of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy the focus was on improving the preconditions for enterprise in forest industry and in the whole forest sector. The MSO targeted in increasing wood construction, the use of wood, exports in the sector, as well as new business activities in the bioeconomy sector. The programme ended in September 2015.
The Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy was drawn up in 2014 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, and the Ministry of the Environment. As regards forests, the National Forest Strategy supports the implementation of the Bioeconomy Strategy.
The Research Strategy for the Forest Sector was drawn up in 2015.