Sitra following UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid

Sitra following UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid

Our experts will be in Madrid to follow the conference of parties to the Paris Agreement in December. This page provides contact information for our experts, a list of the climate conference side events that we’re participating in and information about different climate solutions.
Kuva: Minna Hemmilä

Would you like to know more about the circular economy, climate solutions or the progress of climate negotiations? Our experts Tuuli Hietaniemi, Ernesto Hartikainen and Oras Tynkkynen will be on site in Madrid to follow the Climate Change Conference.

Tuuli Hietaniemi (in Spain 5.-14.12.)
Climate policy and targets, international climate negotiations
tel. +358 50 516 8115,

Ernesto Hartikainen (in Spain 7.-14.12.)
Circular economy as a solution to climate change
tel. +358 50 346 1035,

Oras Tynkkynen (in Spain 3.-9.12.)
Climate policy and solutions, international climate negotiations
tel. +358 50 512 1584,

Sitra’s climate experts in Finland

Mari Pantsar
Circular economy as a solution to climate change
tel. +358 50 382 0755,

Kari Herlevi
Circular economy
tel. +358 50 463 9397,

Janne Peljo
Climate solutions and investments
tel. +358 40 528 5754,

Saara Tamminen
Economic policy instruments, ecological tax reform and competitiveness
tel. +358 50 516 8135,

Outi Haanperä
Economic policy instruments, emissions trading
tel. +358 50 572 2169,

Mariko Landström
Emission reduction measures and technology solutions
tel. +358 45 845 0075,

Side events Sitra is participating in

Saturday 7 December

Accelerating transition: how cities and regions make a difference!
Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Venue: EU Pavilion, Helsinki room
Oras Tynkkynen as a speaker at the event

Monday 9 December

Building countries capacity on circular economy as a medium to tackle climate change: initiatives in Latin America & the Caribbean and international best practises
Time: 17:45 – 19:15
Place: PCCCB Hub
Ernesto Hartikainen as a speaker at the event

Wednesday 11 December

Role of the Circular Economy in the mitigation of climate change
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Place: Círculo de Bellas Artes
Ernesto Hartikainen as a speaker at the event

Friday 13 December

Green to Scale: Climate Solutions from Nordic Cities
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Venue: Nordic Pavilion, Hall 6, IFEMA
Tuuli Hietaniemi as a speaker at the event

Sitra’s climate solutions

Everyday life

Lifestyle test: The test offers respondents personally tailored tips on how to save time and money and improve their quality of life. The popular test has been taken more than half a million times!

100 ways to be smart and sustainable: A list of 100 smart ways to achieve a good life within the limits of our planet.

Local authorities

The most interesting initiatives taken by municipalities to support the circular economy: Sitra’s list of the most inspiring measures local authorities have taken in the field of the circular economy in Finland presents examples others can also implement.

Public and private mobility services to be offered side by side: Would it be possible, for example, to accept passengers who pay for their journeys themselves on transport organised for health and social services?


The most interesting companies in the circular economy: A list compiled by Sitra to showcase Finland’s most inspiring examples of the circular economy.

Circular economy tools for the manufacturing industry: A handbook and practical tools for companies on how to adopt the circular economy.

Smart everyday living: A competition for small companies on big solutions that make everyday life more sustainable for consumers.


Environmental tax reform: Reducing emissions and simultaneously strengthening employment and the economy – while also boosting social justice.

Cost-efficient emissions reduction pathway for Finland: Finland’s emissions can be reduced by almost half through measures that will not, during their life cycle, cause additional costs and may even produce savings.

Finnish roadmap to a circular economy: The first national roadmap in the world for a circular economy defines the steps that need to be taken to achieve systemic change in the Finnish economy.

Green to Scale: Scaling up existing low-carbon solutions can go a long way towards closing the emissions gap.

Exponential climate action roadmap: A roadmap showing what is needed in each sector for the halving of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF): A leading forum presenting the world’s best circular economy solutions. The forum promotes international collaboration between companies, policymakers and experts.

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