Policy and Legislation
The aim of the biodiversity policy and legislation is to secure an ecologically, financially and socially sustainable development, that ensures also the future generation's living conditions. Political decisions are made both on international and national levels.
The most important convention that steers the biodiversity policies is the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (Rio de Janeiro 1992). It is dedicated to conserve the Wolrd's biodiversity, to promote the sustainable use of it, and to secure the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources.
On UN Environment Day 2007 artist Kaisa Salmi spread a riot of flowers on the stairs of the Parliament House. This environment artwork was at the same time a comment of the interrelationship of nature and power. Photo: Marja Pylvänäinen.
Government Programme of Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi’s Government 22 June 2010