Climate Leadership Coalition calls for ambitious long-term climate goals and a systemic, market-driven solution

In its recent statement, Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC) calls for a more ambitious and predictable EU-wide systemic solution for achieving climate goals. The solution should encourage the speeding up emission reduction and to develop carbon sequestration in the land-use sector and also by technical means. The EU’s emissions reduction target currently only goes up to... Continue Reading →

Four years of saving the climate

In late spring 2015 I called Jouni Keronen and asked if he could find something for me to do at CLC. I had set up my own consultancy in late 2014 and was looking for climate and cleantech related assignments. It turned out that Jouni had just been thinking of contacting me, because he indeed... Continue Reading →

Climate change, leadership and democracy

The outcome of events this week will play a crucial role in determining our ability to manage the climate crisis we now face. Following the recent parliamentary elections in Finland, negotiations are underway to agree a legislative programme for the new coalition government. Climate change is a key theme for these negotiations. We hope that... Continue Reading →

More value for CLC members

At CLC we are very interested to hear, what our members think of our activities. In March we conducted our annual member survey to get input and feedback on how to improve further. Of the various activities we offer, theme groups and events are most valued by members. Setting joint climate goals and raising climate... Continue Reading →

CLC spring meeting: How to become a climate leader

Companies can play a crucial role in the fight against climate change. Helping companies and organisations improve their climate leadership is an important part of CLC’s mission. Our annual spring meeting focused on three key tools for systematic climate strategy, business development and reporting: TCFD, science-based targets and carbon handprint. They were presented through cases... Continue Reading →

CLC proposal for the Finnish government programme regarding the development of carbon sinks

As climate change accelerates and its impacts strengthen, actions within all sectors need to be fast tracked. This proposal supplements our former proposal regarding the development of carbon sinks, in which we have already noted: “Sufficiently strong market-based incentives are not in place to attract the development of new carbon sinks and material substitutions. In... Continue Reading →

Neste, NunnaUuni, and Wärtsilä awarded for reducing black carbon emissions

The Climate Leadership Coalition, the Bioenergy Association of Finland, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Central Association of Chimney Sweeps organised a campaign and innovation competition to find scalable black carbon reduction solutions during 2018-2019. The competition searched for solutions that will decrease and eliminate black carbon emissions in domestic burning and industrial processes and are can be applied also internationally.

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