Leading Specialist, Climate and Nature Solutions,
Saara Tamminen is a leading specialist in Sitra’s Climate solutions team, particularly on questions concerning the international economy, economic policy and economic surveys. She spends her days seeking clear and practice-oriented paths towards transforming Finland into a carbon-neutral society as quickly and smartly as possible.
Saara began her career by researching trade policy and competitiveness factors in the Netherlands. Subsequently, she spent several years as a senior researcher at the VATT Institute for Economic Research with a focus on analysing the impacts of policy measures, as well as exploring export companies, service exports, global value chains, and energy and climate policy.
Saara holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Saara likes to spend her free time dancing or trying to harness wind power by kite surfing – wind power is not yet exploited as much as Saara would like.