The Regional Council of Central Finland is responsible for establishing broad regional development programs containing specific programs (objective 2, 5b and 6 areas) that are submitted to the European Union.
The Regional Council of Central Finland is a joint municipal authority in charge of regional development. Strengths of the region include bio-circular economy, digital economy, knowledge-based economy, wellbeing, and tourism.
The Regional Council of Central Finland is active in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Several projects help region, its municipalities, citizens and business towards more ambitious climate actions. Circular economy is in the heart of regions bioeconomy. Regional council, together with regions RDI actors is active in promoting and developing biogas production and use in the region.
Central Finland is a region of renewable energy. Of total energy consumption in the region (2019: 21,9 TWh, incl. transport) renewables correspond to 65%. The majority of this is wood-based side streams from the forest industry. Sustainable energy is our goal.