Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

 

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Maria Ohisalo leads the Ministry of the Environment. Within the Finnish Government, she is responsible for matters related to the environment, construction and housing. These include climate policy, nature and water protection, preventing environmental pollution, circular economy, construction and land use, and housing policy.

The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change also chairs the ministerial working group that guides the work on promoting the target of a carbon-neutral Finland by 2035, set in the Government Programme.

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

Anette Holmberg
+358 295 250 143
[email protected]

Special Advisers

Heikki Isotalo
Special Adviser to the Minister
+358 40 8617 204 
[email protected]

  • Communications and media relations of the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Coordination of the communications of the ministerial group of the Greens

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

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

  • Secretary of the ministerial group of the Greens

Heikki Sairanen
Special Adviser to the Minister
+358 50 456 4662
[email protected]

  • Economic policy
  • 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]