Strategies and programmes
The main elements of Finnish forest policy are defined in the National Forest Strategy. A large number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other stakeholders have been closely involved in the preparation and further development of the strategy. Regional objectives are outlined in Regional Forest Programmes.
The Forest Biodiversity Action Programme for Southern Finland 2008–2025, called METSO, supplements the National Forest Strategy in its objectives concerning ecological sustainability.
The Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy was published in 2014 and the Strategy is currently being updated. The updating process was started in autumn 2020 and the updated strategy is expected to be published in mid-2021. In uses concerning the forests, the National Forest Strategy supports the implementation of the Bioeconomy Strategy.