The main goal of sustainable development is to ensure a good living environment for present and future generations.
The mandate of the National Commission on Sustainable Development, chaired by the Prime Minister, is to ensure that the international sustainable development goals are included in national policy. The main task of the Commission in 2016–2019 is promote the implementation of the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to integrate it as part of national sustainable development efforts. The Commission will monitor and assess the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Finland.
Another key task of the Commission is promoting, monitoring, assessing and communicating the results of the national Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development – The Finland We Want by 2050. This commitment is Finland’s policy on sustainable development and an operational tool facilitating the participation of all parties.
The work of the National Commission on Sustainable Development is supported and challenged by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Development, hosted by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.