Climate change adaptation
The climate is warming in spite of the mitigation efforts, and there is no way to fully prevent climate change. Because of the warming climate and increasingly common extreme weather events and hydrological conditions, both the natural environment and societies are faced with exceptionally rapid changes.
We must prepare for and be able to adapt to the unavoidable consequences of climate change, such as increased flooding. Adaptation measures are aimed to prepare for the changing climate in all sectors of the society. Taking the adaptation measures at the earliest stage possible is the most cost-efficient way to act.
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 adapt to changes in the climate and manage the risks associated with them. The plan was adopted as a Government Resolution on 20 November 2014.
Adaptation and Climate Change Act
The National Climate Change Adaptation Plan is part of the climate policy planning system regulated by the Climate Change Act.
The Government adopts the adaptation plan at least once every ten years. The plan contains a risk and vulnerability assessment and sectoral action programmes for adaptation, as considered necessary.
A report on the implementation, adequacy and effectiveness of the adaptation measures is to be submitted to Parliament at least once in every electoral term as part of the climate change report. The most recent report was submitted to Parliament in June 2020.