Country:Finland
Year:2001
Policy status:Superseded
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2001
Date Amended:

2003

Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Employment and the Economy
URL:http://www.tem.fi
Description:Finlands first national climate strategy was published in 2001. According to the business-as-usual scenario of the strategy, Finlands GHG emissions in 2010 would be 14 Mt CO2 above the 1990 Kyoto target (+0% increase on 1990 levels). The strategy contained policies and measures to reach Finlands Kyoto Protocol target. Increases in energy conservation and the use of renewable energy sources were expected to account for 50% of emissions reductions by 2010. Programmes for promoting these measures were already in place at the time of the release of the strategy in 2001. It was envisaged that the other half of reductions would come from measures related to electricity production. The strategy included two options: switching from coal to gas or increasing the capacity of nuclear power. In 2003, the strategy was revised to take account of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme and Kyoto Protocol-related mechanisms. The Energy Efficiency Action Plan and the Action Plan for Renewable Sources of Energy, which were updated in 2002, were also recognised as important parts of the revised strategy. The strategy was further revised by the energy and climate strategy in 2005 (see separate entry for Energy and Climate Policy Strategy).
Amended:

In 2003, the strategy was revised to take account of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme and Kyoto Protocol-related mechanisms. The Energy Efficiency Action Plan and the Action Plan for Renewable Sources of Energy, which were updated in 2002, were also recognised as important parts of the revised strategy.

This record is superseded by:Energy and Climate Policy Outline for the Near Future: National Strategy to Implement the Kyoto Protocol.

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