Energy and climate change policy

Climate change is a global problem that requires low-emission solutions and adaptation to the change at different levels of society. Energy production is highly significant in this. With regard to energy the key issues are the security of supply and reasonable prices.

Forest growth sequesters carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in trees and soil.  By functioning as carbon sinks they slow down climate change. Renewable biomass from forest or arable crops is becoming more and more important as renewable natural resources are being substituted for fossil raw materials.

The sustainability of our food system can be improved by increasing energy and material efficiency and reducing emissions per litre or kilo of production.  Preserving and enhancing global and national food security is vital.

The Finnish energy and climate change policy is influenced by international and EU policies and commitments.

Related links

Infographics: Climate change and agriculture and forestry

Further information

Heikki Granholm, luonnonvaraneuvos 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Natural Resources Department, Unit for Natural Resources and Water Management Telephone:0295162130   Email Address: