Climate Policy Roundtable

Building a carbon-neutral Finland requires contributions from the whole society: trade unions, municipalities, scientists, industrial sectors, interest groups, young people and NGOs. The Climate Policy Roundtable, set up in 2020, brings all these key stakeholders even more closely together to prepare Finland’s national climate actions.

A particular focus in the discussions is how the transition into a carbon-neutral society can be made in a way that is socially and regionally fair and just. The key issue here is to modify the structures of society in a direction where low-carbon solutions are attractive and profitable for businesses and people. 

The Climate Policy Roundtable does not make decisions; instead, with its work it supports the national processes to prepare and implement climate policy. The topics discussed at the meetings so far include the key climate policy plans, i.e. the EU’s Fit for 55 package, low-carbon roadmaps for different sectors, the Climate Change Act and green recovery. The Roundtable meets 5 to 7 times a year.

Composition of The Climate Policy Roundtable

Chair

Prime Minister Sanna Marin

Vice Chairs

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Maria Ohisalo
Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä
Sara Nyman, Youth representative, Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi
Jouni Keronen, Director of International Initiatives and Co-Chair of CLC Advisory Board, Climate Leadership Coalition

Members

Fredrick von Schoultz, Deputy Mayor of Porvoo, Carbon Neutral Municipalities Hinku network
Jarkko Eloranta, Chair, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK
Sture Fjäder, Chair, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava
Laura Hildén, Chair, Agenda 2030 Youth Group
Jyri Häkämies, Managing Director, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
Jyrki Peisa, General Director, Finnish Forest Industries Federation
Tuomas Aslak Juuso, President, Sámi Parliament in Finland
Mari Kiviniemi, Managing Director, Federation of Finnish Commerce
Emilia Runeberg, Climate Policy Adviser, Finnish Development NGOs Fingo
Jukka Leskelä, Managing Director, Finnish Energy
Hanna Aho, Specialist, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation
Juha Marttila, Chair, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners MTK
Salka Orivuori, Development Manager, Martha Organization
Antti Palola, Chair, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
Miira Riipinen, Director, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
Mika Nykänen, CEO, Helsinki Region Transport HSL
Liisa Rohweder, CEO, WWF Finland
Helena Soimakallio, Executive Director, Technology Industries of Finland
Tiina Vyyryläinen, Head of Policy Team, Consumers’ Union of Finland

Representatives of Expert Bodies

Research Professor Hannele Korhonen, Finnish Climate Panel
Professor Lassi Linnanen, Expert Panel for Sustainable Development
Mari Pantsar, Director, “resource-wise and carbon-neutral society” theme area, Sitra

More information

Jarmo Muurman, Senior Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Protection Department, Climate 0295250185  


Heidi Alatalo, Senior Specialist 
Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Protection Department, Climate 0295250009