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The Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development (FNCSD) serves as the main forum for bringing together different stakeholder groups. In November 2015, the Government renewed the mandate of the National Commission on Sustainable Development for a new term running from 2016 to 2019. The Commission is chaired by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, and Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen serves as its Vice-Chair. Members of the Commission include representatives from Parliament, ministries, the business sector, municipalities and regions, trade unions, the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church, science and research institutions, and various organisations. The mandate of the National Commission is to ensure that the international objectives of sustainable development are integrated into national policies.

One of the main tasks of the Commission is to follow up and review the national implementation of Agenda 2030. The other main task is to enhance the implementation of Society's Commitment to Sustainable Development. Society's Commitment is designed to be a practical tool for implementing sustainable development goals in Finland. With this end in view, the National Commission is aiming at increasing participation in Society’s Commitment, and the number of commitments, while enhancing the effectiveness of the commitment process.


This Country Profile has been last updated on: Monday, 04 July 2016

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