Maritime policy

Finland’s goal is to develop maritime policy into one of the country’s key strengths. The Government decided on the guidelines for maritime policy in 2019 and drew up an action plan based on the guidelines in March 2022. These documents form the framework for developing maritime policy.

The key priorities for maritime policy are the protection of the seas, the maritime cluster, and marine production. The policy guidelines and action plan specify the focus areas of Finland’s maritime policy, which extends to the oceans, and determine the measures needed to reach Finland’s maritime policy objectives.

The Prime Minister’s Office has the overall responsibility for coordinating and developing maritime policy in Finland. Other ministries are responsible for various areas of maritime policy within their competence.

Finland promotes water protection in UN Ocean Conference

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The United Nations Ocean Conference was held in Lisbon from 27 June to 1 July 2022. At the Conference, states pledged to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially that concerning life below water. Finland’s delegation was led by Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä. State Secretary Terhi Lehtonen and Permanent Secretary Juhani Damski attended the Conference as well.

Finland’s National Implementation Plan for the UN Decade of Ocean Science aims to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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Finland will publish its National Implementation Plan for the UN Decade of Ocean Research on Wednesday 8 June 2022. The main objective is to support the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14, which is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.