National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2030
The Government approved the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2030 in December 2022. The implementation started in spring 2023. The plan is currently available only in Finnish and Swedish.
What is the content of the Adaptation Plan?
VISION: Wellbeing, safety and security in a changing climate.
The National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2030 presents a climate change risk and vulnerability assessment and sets out the vision and three goals for adaptation work. The goals are specified in more detail through 24 targets that are grouped under ten themes and implemented by means of the actions presented in the plan. The aim is also to develop a monitoring system to assess the progress and effectiveness of the actions.
GOAL 1: Societal actors have a strong will to adapt to climate change.
GOAL 2: Societal actors have access to efficient means to assess, prevent and manage climate change-related risks to nature and society.
GOAL 3: Societal actors have the capacity and capability to prevent, prepare for and manage climate change-related risks to nature and society.
Preparation of the Adaptation Plan
The Adaptation Plan was prepared during 2022. The process involved 10 ministries and a broad spectrum of stakeholders. The process was led by a preparatory group composed of representatives of nine ministries, coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. An expert secretariat, also coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, supported the group. In addition, a broad-based monitoring group for the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2022 took part in the process. A large number of stakeholders were consulted during the preparation.
The process to prepare the Adaptation Plan 2030 included an assessment of sectorial and cross sectorial risks and vulnerabilities, overall evaluation of adaptation policy, scientific brainstorming facilitated in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and report on climate and socio-economic scenarios by the Finnish Meteorological Institute and Finnish Environment Institute.