Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Emma Kari is the head of the Ministry of the Environment.

Assistant to the Minister

Eeva Gustafsson
+358 295 250 399
[email protected]

State Secretary

Terhi Lehtonen
+358 295 161 000
[email protected]

Assistant to the State Secretary

Emma Fransman
+358 295 250 238
[email protected]

Special Advisers

Antti Heikkinen
Special Adviser to the Minister
+358 295 250 231
[email protected]

  • Nature conservation
  • Waterways and seas
  • METSO Programme
  • Recreational use of natural areas
  • Bioeconomy
  • Environmental impact assessment

Milja Henttonen
Special Adviser to the Minister
+358 50 599 3094
[email protected]

  • Media relations
  • Coordination of the communications of the ministerial group of the Greens

Jarno Lappalainen
Special Adviser to the Minister
+358 40 053 6973
[email protected]

  • Secretary of the ministerial group of the Greens

Erkki Perälä
Special Adviser to the Minister
+358 50 465 8388
[email protected]

  • Built environment
  • Land use
  • Housing
  • Construction
  • Land Use and Building Act reform
  • MAL (land use, housing and transport) agreements

Riikka Yliluoma
Special Adviser to the Minister
+358 295 250 091
[email protected]

  • Environmental protection
  • Climate policy
  • Circular economy
  • Plastics
  • Waste
  • Chemicals

Assistant to the Special Advisers

Katariina Kovalainen
+358 295 250 083
[email protected]

Assistant to the Green ministerial group

Sanni Pohjannoro
+358 50 478 5581
[email protected]