Factsheet: National Energy and Climate Strategy

National Energy and Climate Strategy

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
National Energy and Climate Strategy - Government Report to Parliament on 20 March 2013
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Kansallinen energia- ja ilmastostrategia, Valtioneuvoston selonteko eduskunnalle 20. päivänä maaliskuuta 2013, VNS 2/2013 vpTyö- ja elinkeinoministeriön julkaisuja Energia ja ilmasto 8/2013
Description: 
Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen's Government appointed a ministerial working group on energy and climate policy to update the National Climate and Energy Strategy, completed in 2008. Key objectives of the strategy update included ensuring that the national targets for 2020 are achieved and to prepare a pathway towards meeting the long-term energy and climate objectives set by the EU. As specified in the Government programme, the new strategy entails a programme to reduce oil dependence. The Government approved the strategy update on 20th March 2013. Key objectives of the strategy update are to ensure that the national targets set for 2020 are achieved and to prepare a pathway towards meeting the long-term energy and climate objectives set by the EU. The update to the strategy has been prepared under the guidance of the ministerial working group on energy and climate policy, and will be submitted as a Government Report to Parliament. The ministerial working group had a network of officials acting as its preparatory body, comprising representatives of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of the Environment. As outlined in the Government Programme, the long-term goal is a carbon-neutral society, which can be achieved by following the roadmap towards 2050, involving an increase in energy-efficiency and the use of renewable energy and drafted on the basis of various strategies. Work on the roadmap begun in 2013 and will involve extensive consultation with interest groups and citizens.
Goal/Aim: 
Increase energy-efficiency and the use of renewable energy.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Employment and the Economy - elinkeinoministeriö

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2008
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013
Year Instrument & Measure Ended: 
2020