Punching above our weight

How could Finland’s climate leadership benefit us and others?

Writers

Oras Tynkkynen

Senior Advisor, Sustainability solutions, Sitra

Mari Pantsar

Director, Sustainability solutions, Sitra

Rasmus Sihvonen

Project coordinator, Climate and nature solutions, Sitra

Published

Finland is a small country, but we have often been able to punch above our weight in many respects. This is also true when it comes to solving the climate crisis.

We have many important reasons to take a proactive role in working for the climate. Climate leadership is not a form of charity, but rather a matter of defending our long-term national interests.

Finland has an extensive set of tools for climate leadership. For example, we can inspire larger countries to take action through international climate initiatives and influence a large group of countries through the EU. Solutions developed by Finnish companies can substantially reduce emissions around the world while also generating export revenue for our country.

Publication details

Title

Punching above our weight

Subtitle

How could Finland’s climate leadership benefit us and others?

Authors

Oras Tynkkynen, Mari Pantsar, Antonios Sfakiotakis, Rasmus Sihvonen

Place of publication

Helsinki

Year of publication

2021

Publisher

Sitra

Outlook

24 s.

ISBN (PDF)

978-952-347-235-8

ISSN (PDF)

2737-1042

Subject

climate policy, environmental policy, emissions, climate changes, natural diversity, circular economy

Series

Working paper

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