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.
During its new term, the Commission will be tasked with speeding up the implementation of the Global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition, it will participate in the preparation of the Agenda 2030 roadmap. The roadmap describes the measures Finland is taking in order to meet the objectives of Agenda 2030 and defines a schedule for achieving them. The Commission will also monitor and assess the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Finland.
Another key task of the Commission is to promote, monitor, assess and communicate the results of the national Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development – The Finland We Want by 2050. Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development is a shared long-term vision of the Finland we want to see in the future. During its current term, the Commission issue an opinion on the renewal of the social commitment.