Live Finnish Climate Summit
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We all need to do more to keep the world within the limits set in the Paris Agreement. Finland as a nation can and needs to show climate leadership.

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, together with the Finnish Climate Change Panel and Finnish Institute for International Affairs are organising the Finnish Climate Summit in Helsinki on Wednesday 13 June from 9:00 – 14:15. This high-level event will gather international speakers and Finnish influencers to discuss how we can move further and faster in tackling the climate crisis. The Summit will be opened by the President of Finland, H.E. Sauli Niinistö.

The Finnish Climate Summit has been recognised by the UNFCCC as a part of the Talanoa process.

The event provides a platform for companies, local government, investors and others to announce new climate commitments and actions. If you want to use the opportunity, please contact Sitra.

Sitra will compensate the CO2-emissions of the flights of our international speakers.

The recording of the opening plenary session can be found here.

Programme

 

9.00

Registration and morning coffee

Everyone, together

9.40

The doors are closed

9.45

Welcome to the Finnish Climate Summit

President Mikko Kosonen, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Opening words

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö
President’s speech can be found here

Keynote speech

President of the French Constitutional Council Laurent Fabius

Keynote speech

Director General Kristin Skogen Lund, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

Panel discussion

Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner, Finland
Chief Negotiator for Climate Change Outi Honkatukia, Ministry of Environment, Finland
Member of the European Parliament Miapetra Kumpula-Natri
Chairman of the Board Jorma Ollila (see CLC’s initiative here)

Panel discussion is moderated by Veera Heinonen and Oras Tynkkynen, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Closing words

11.45

Session closes

Session is moderated by Veera Heinonen, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

11.45

Climate friendly lunch

Parallel sessions

Climate action means business

Please notice this session is in Finnish.

12.45

Opening words

Keynote speech

Chairman of the Board Pertti Korhonen, Business Finland

Panel discussion

Country General Manager Mirva Antila, Oy IBM Finland Ab
Chairman of the Board Pertti Korhonen, Business Finland
CEO Pekka Ojanpää, Lassila & Tikanoja
Senior Vice President Risto Penttinen, Fortum

Closing words

14.15

Session closes

Session is moderated by Development Director Kaisa Hernberg, Climate Leadership Coalition

Financing climate action

12.45

Opening words

Keynote speech

Deputy Governor Olli Rehn, The Bank of Finland
His speech can be found here.

Keynote speech

Chief Executive Catherine Howarth, ShareAction
See AODP’s best practice guide

Panel discussion

Hugues Delafon, Sustainable Banking, Crédit Agricole
Chief Investment Officer Hanna Hiidenpalo, Elo
Chief Executive Catherine Howarth, ShareAction
Chief Investment Officer Mikko Mursula, Ilmarinen
Senior Advisor Mats Olausson, SEB

Closing words

14.15

Session closes

Session is moderated by Project Director Janne Peljo, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Local action for a global commitment

Please notice this session is in Finnish.

12.45

Opening words

Keynote speech

Minister of the Interior Kai Mykkänen, Finland

Panel discussion

Mayor Minna Arve, City of Turku
Mayor Kimmo Jarva, City of Lappeenranta
Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki, City of Helsinki
CEO Leena Vuotovesi, Micropolis

The panelist will be challenged to climate actions by
Director Jyri Seppälä, Finnish Environment Institute
Founder JP Virtanen, Avanto Ventures

Closing words

14.15

Session closes

Session is moderated by CDO Eetu Helminen, Smart & Clean Foundation

Speakers

Info

For inquiries, please contact, hanna-leena.ottelin@sitra.fi

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