Forest Strategy to be reformed – National Forest Strategy 2035

A process is under way at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to prepare a national forest programme extending to 2035 – the National Forest Strategy 2035. The process that is to be completed during 2022 is strongly based on knowledge and interaction. The evaluation project concerning the current strategy, the National Forest Strategy 2025, supports the process to prepare the new strategy. The aim is to submit the reformed strategy to the Forest Council for consideration in December 2022.

The need to reform the strategy arose from the rapidly changing environment where the forest sector operates, both nationally and internationally. The aim of the new strategy is to take into account, in a more up-to-date manner, a comprehensive approach to sustainable development and the role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The new forest strategy will have numerous interlinkages to many other national and international strategies.

The forest strategy is drawn up as an extensive and interactive process in cooperation between different experts. The process includes workshops, seminars and discussion events. The aim in the work on the forest strategy is to coordinate the regional interests and the needs of different stakeholders in the best possible way.

Related topics

Finland's National Forest Strategy 2035

Further information

Erno Järvinen, metsäneuvos, yksikön päällikkö 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Natural Resources Department, Unit for Forests and Bioenergy 0295162150  


Satu Rantala, Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Natural Resources Department, Unit for Forests and Bioenergy 0295162045