National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 

Preparation of the plan 

The National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022 updated the National Adaptation Strategy 2005. The preparation of the strategy was based on experiences from the implementation of the 2005 strategy and new information from adaptation research, also taking account of the EU Adaptation Strategy. The new plan was prepared in a coordination group appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, with representatives from the ministry, research institutes and regional actors. The updated National Adaptation Plan was approved as a government resolution on 2014.

Evaluations of the plan

The implementation of the National Adaptation Strategy (2005) was evaluated in 2009 and a more extensive evaluation of the strategy was conducted in December 2013 to serve as the background for the preparation of the new plan.

The evaluations showed progress in adaptation in all sectors included in the plan. In most sectors there was at least some understanding of the impacts of climate change, practical adaptation actions had been identified and measures proposed in the strategy had been launched. Research programmes on adaptation had produced information to be used in the planning and implementation of the practical measures. 

The evaluation report of 2013 also gave proposals on how the adaptation strategy was to be updated. The evaluation of the National Adaptation Plan (2014) will be implemented in 20172018.


Finland´s National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022 (2014)
Evaluation of the National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (2013, Abstract)
Finland’s National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (2005)

Further information

Kirsi Mäkinen, Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Luonnonvaraosasto, Luonnonvara- ja vesitalousyksikkö 0295162104