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Climate Policy Roundtable meets to discuss sectoral low-carbon roadmaps

Government Communications DepartmentMinistry of the Environment
5.2.2021 9.19
Press release

The Climate Policy Roundtable will hold its sixth meeting on Monday 8 February. The main topic of the meeting are the low-carbon roadmaps for individual sectors. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Sanna Marin.

In accordance with the Government Programme, 13 different sectors have drawn up a roadmap towards carbon reduction. Most of the roadmaps were completed last summer, and they identify a good number of ways to reduce emissions. Assessments on e.g. the trends in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption and investment needs of the sectors are also presented. The work on the roadmaps is coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

The Roundtable will discuss steering instruments by which the emission reduction potential identified in the roadmaps can be realised.

In international comparison, the Finnish industry is energy-intensive. About a quarter of the emissions in Finland are produced by the industrial sector. During the roadmap process it was estimated that bringing the emissions from the energy system down to a level close to zero will require investments of at least EUR 20 billion in clean energy production by 2050. Investments are also needed in the energy networks and systems and renewable processes in energy-intensive industries.

At the same time, transition to a low-carbon society offers significant opportunities to Finland as similar solutions will be needed in other countries as well. Finland may be a major player and take the lead in finding solutions to the climate crisis if we can increase our positive “carbon handprint” by exporting climate solutions.

The Climate Policy Roundtable brings together a broad spectrum of stakeholders from different sectors of society. The purpose of the Roundtable is to create a common understanding of how Finland can make a just transition to a carbon neutral society by 2035. With its work, the Roundtable supports the preparation and implementation of Finland’s national climate policy.

To follow the work of the Roundtable in social media use #ilmastonpyöreäpöytä and #hiilineutraali2035. To follow the discussion on low-carbon roadmaps use #tiekartat.

Inquiries:

Merja Turunen
Senior Ministerial Adviser, Secretary-General of the Climate Policy Roundtable
tel. +358 295 250 387
[email protected]

Juhani Tirkkonen 
Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
tel. +358 295062140
[email protected] 

Krista Mikkonen Sanna Marin