A sustainable transfer to a low-carbon society is a task comparable to the construction of the Finnish welfare state. We are fighting climate change and reacting to the threats it causes. We are building an ecologically sustainable Finland.

According to research, the climate is getting warmer, and the last few years have seen the climate records being continuously surpassed. According to the 2018 report of the international IPCC panel of the United Nations, climate change should be stalled at 1,5 degrees in the 2020s by cutting carbon emissions drastically and aiming for no emissions by 2050. The time is running out: unless we act now, climate change may become uncontrollable. This would mean that life on Earth could no longer continue in its current form.

The progress of climate change and the downturn in the natural diversity affect people’s everyday lives and living conditions all around the world, including Finland, where climate change increases the average temperatures faster than the global average. In Finland, the climate is predicted to heat up approximately 2-5 degrees by 2050.This would, among other things, increase rainfall and forest fires and increase the amount of vermin threatening the forests and agriculture. On the other hand, it is also possible that rapidly progressing climate change would weaken the Gulf stream heating up northern Europe considerably, lowering the average Finnish temperatures by approximately ten degrees compared to the rest of the world.

The progress of climate change and the aim to combat it is connected to the everyday life and living standards of the people. Life, food production and consumption together form a considerable part of the people’s carbon footprint. Climate change and the end of natural diversity are also tied to communal differences.

Because there’s no time to waste, the combatting of climate change must become the starting point of all societal decision-making. Thus, Left Alliance advances a durable structural change to improve the state of the environment and increase justice and welfare. The core of this change is in the controlled reorganization of living, transport, agriculture and the use of energy and a managed transfer to a circular economy, where the goal is reusing resources and nutrients and minimizing the use of virgin resources and non-renewable natural resources. Our reform ensures that social justice and economical sustainability continue and the requirements for businesses to flourish are met.



Themes and values

Re­ducing inequa­li­ty

Finland is dividing into two nations. Some people do well, some fall behind. We wish to turn this development around. Our policies are aimed at increasing equality and compassion and reducing the inequality caused by economic uncertainty. Let us construct an equal Finland together.

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Figh­ting cli­ma­te chan­ge – towards an eco­lo­gical­ly sus­tai­nable Fin­land

A sustainable transfer to a low-carbon society is a task comparable to the construction of the Finnish welfare state. We are fighting climate change and reacting to the threats it causes. We are building an ecologically sustainable Finland.

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Chan­ging the fu­tu­re of work

Finland succeeds the best when every working age person in the country has a chance for fair and secure working life, no matter their age, education, profession and labour market position. Our goal is simple: we wish to construct Finland to be a trendsetter in working life equality, where working efficiency is raised by increasing the welfare of the workers, not by attacking them.

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