Another key issue of importance to
Finland is Local Agenda 21. The Association of Finnish Local and Regional
Authorities already adopted a sustainable development strategy in 1997, one year
before the government programme on sustainable development was adopted.
Approximately 80% of Finns live in municipalities that either have established
or are in the process of establishing their own Local Agenda 21. The link
between the national sustainable development strategy and the sub-national
activities was well coordinated. On the local and regional levels the Local
Agenda 21 process has evolved from the earlier approach of Agenda 21 to one
where the focus is more on sustainability processes such as integrated
management, the Aalborg Commitments, and the development of and work on
There are two networks of
pioneering/ frontrunner municipalities: climate-neutral HINKU municipalities and Sustainable FISU municipalities
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