Kimmo Tiilikainen was appointed Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing in May 2017. Before that he served the same Government as the Minister of Agriculture and the Environment since May 2015. Mr. Tiilikainen has been a Member of Parliament since 2003 and previously served as the Minister of the Environment from 2007 to 2008. A graduate of the University of Joensuu (currently University of Eastern Finland), he holds a Master of Science in Agriculture and Forestry. He is also an organic farmer and forester and has a long-standing personal interest in finding solutions to the challenges of the global climate change.