Making climate change adaptation and mitigation a part of the Finnish Nature Conservation Act.
The Nature Conservation Act is one of the critical instruments to ensure the biodiversity of Finland’s natural environment. That’s why Finland integrates the adaptation and mitigation of climate change to the Act.
Climate change is an imminent threat to biological diversity, but the current Finnish Nature Conservation Act does not recognise its significance. However, the renewal of the Act, which is under preparation, will change this. As a result, protecting natural habitats from climate change will be a legally binding matter.