State of nature and the environment

Ecological sustainability is the foundation of sustainable development and a prerequisite for long term human wellbeing. The capacity of natural systems to sustain functions that are vital to the wellbeing of humans and other species has been compromised. Human activities must be adapted to the renewable capacity of nature and the ability of nature to bear these activities so that we can ensure the opportunities for good living, both in Finland and globally.

Through the indicators noted below we can assess the state of biodiversity, water, air quality, and public input to environmental protection.

Indicators chosen by the network of experts

  1. Dead wood in forests and high nature value farmland
  2. Phosphorus and nitrogen load on the Baltic Sea from Finnish rivers
  3. Atmospheric sulphur, nitrogen and fine particulate emissions in Finland
  4. Environmental protection expenditure included in the statistics in Finland

Linkage to the objectives of Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development

Decision-making respectful of nature
Lifestyles respectful of the carrying capacity of nature