Ambitious climate action is good for the business and the climate – systemic and market-based solutions are now needed

Climate change mitigation represents a major opportunity for economic growth is the main conclusion to emerge from the Business and Policies to Achieve Climate Neutrality seminar, which took place on 7 October 2019.  The European Union, California, Finland and the Nordic countries have pioneered climate and business policies that will enable the decoupling of economic... Continue Reading →

Jukka Mäkelä and Kati ter Horst join CLC board, Henrik Ehrnrooth to remain chairman

At its recent Autumn Meeting, the Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC) bolstered its board of directors with the appointment of two new members, Mayor of Espoo Jukka Mäkelä and Stora Enso Executive Vice President, Paper Division Kati ter Horst. Henrik Ehnrooth is to remain as Chairman, with Jaakko Eskola (Wärtsilä), Pekka Lundmark (Fortum), Risto Murto (Varma) and Jorma Ollila also continuing to serve on... Continue Reading →

CLC climate expert Sari Siitonen: “The carbon footprint of households just keeps on growing despite a lot of talk about climate.” More and more workplaces and schools mark Zero Emissions Day

CLC climate expert Sari Siitonen: “The carbon footprint of households just keeps on growing despite a lot of talk about climate.” More and more workplaces and schools mark Zero Emissions Day According to a study published in spring 2019 by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), 66% of Finland's consumption-based emissions come from households. Even though... Continue Reading →

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 →

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