The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is responsible for implementing EU and international climate policies in the Finnish agriculture, land use and forestry sectors. The Ministry contributes to Finland’s efforts to mitigate climate change by planning and implementing related policies in the agriculture and forestry sectors.
Carbon can be absorbed from the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by plants and soils, which are referred to as carbon sinks. Forests and soil ecosystems are highly significant carbon sinks.
Another way to improve the carbon balance is to use renewable raw materials derived from biomass such as wood or agricultural crops instead of non-renewable energy sources, raw materials or products.
Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in Finland have been decreasing since 1990, and this welcome trend is expected to continue, reflecting the success of the agri-environmental measures.
For more information on Finland’s national climate and energy policies see:
For more information on Finland’s implementation of international and EU climate change policies see:
- Climate Change Mitigation (Ministry of the Environment)
Researcher Ms Jaana Kaipainen
Tel. +358 40 801 5389