The following country profile is found in the Meister Consultants Group study: Floating Houses and Mosquito Nets: Emerging Climate Change Adaptation Strategies Around the World.
While climate change represents a threat for most countries, Finland is expected
to experience both risks and opportunities. Economic sectors that
are affected include transportation, tourism, agriculture, forestry and energy.
Finland was one of the first countries to have a comprehensive adaptation
strategy in place since 2005. The ministry for agriculture and forestry
leads the effort, while a task force integrates five additional ministries
in the planning process. Compared to other countries the need for action
in Finland is limited to a small number of areas, as the short-term consequences
of climate change do not present a threat to the Nordic country.
Consequently, the Finish adaptation activities are focused on research and
analysis in order to develop a better understanding of the opportunities
and risks in relevant sectors. However, in some areas concrete measures
have already been implemented, especially in the case of flood protection (p. 26).