Status: A National Report consisting of a proposed national strategy with an assessment/stocktaking section was officially submitted to the European Commission on 17 May 2006. Finland has had a comprehensive spatial (land-use) planning system for a long time. In the submitted ICZM Strategy, this system is proposed as the main instrument for ICZM implementation.
Reporting Institution
Ministry of the Environment
Land-Use Department

In Finland, there is no single authority for coastal zone management and planning. The Ministry of Environment is responsible for national environmental policy and issues related to marine environment protection in general. The Land-Use Department is the responsible body for ICZM and sustainable development.