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23 February 2022

Can Finland become a role model of decarbonization? – Webinar; March 10th, 2022 (8:00-9:00)

The European Union has mandated carbon neutrality by 2050 and is incentivizing pioneers through its 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030 mission. Finland has limited political influence globally. However, its strong industry offers opportunities to have an impact greater than its size. Decarbonization requires collaboration and Finland’s has a proven capacity for collaboration. Could this make Finland a role model of decarbonization? ​

With the “Can Finland become a role model of decarbonization?” webinar, the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities opens a discussion on how Finland and its partners can take an active role in shaping a climate-neutral and smart future. Join us to hear the following speakers share their insights:

  • Markku Markkula (Committee of the Regions, European Union), with his long history of political engagement on local, regional, national, and European levels, will share his vision on how the ambitious Finnish climate neutrality targets can be reached. He tackles multilevel governance by describing issues such as orchestration, bench-learning, and co-creating place-based innovation ecosystems.
  • Mikko Puustinen (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland) will share his views of the potential for collaboration in the field of energy and circular economy between Finland and China.
  • Taina Tukiainen (University of Vaasa) offers perspectives from different cites based on her research engagement with the University of Vaasa, the University of Turku, and Aalto University.
  • Pasi Mikkonen (WALCC) will, in turn, bring to the table the private-sector’s views on collaborating with public-sector actors and exporting Finnish cleantech expertise in Europe and beyond.

The webinar is free of charge and open to all.

Attendees can Join the webinar using this link. The link will be activated at 8:00 (Helsinki time) on March 10th, 2022.

Please see the Alliance’s latest newsletter for details on what we have underway this spring!