Unfolding Tomorrow — Rethinking energy

Learn what you can do today for a sustainable tomorrow. It's time to rethink how we see energy.
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We’ve known for a long time that we need more renewable energy. Cutting down on fossil fuels is an important part of slowing down climate change — and according to the IPCC’s latest report, it needs all the slowing down possible. We’ve acted too slow, however, and are now caught with our pants down as a war in Europe is bound to deepen the already significant energy crisis by raising the prices of fossil fuels even further.

How did we get to this? What have we already done, and what can Finland, companies and you do to increase the share of renewables and decrease our dependency on imported fuel? It’s time to rethink how we see energy.

At Aalto University, we believe in solving problems related to sustainability through entrepreneurship, in facing problems rather than pretending they don’t exist, and in educating ourselves rather than using the lack of knowledge as an excuse. And we believe in you.

Unfolding Tomorrow is an event series that brings the brightest minds in business, academia, and government together to talk about what we can do today to make tomorrow better. The event topics come from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their targets and indicators.

This Unfolding Tomorrow session is about SDG 7: ‘Affordable and clean energy’ and more specifically about Target 7.2: ‘By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.’

We’re joined by experts from politics, academics, and business for brief introductory talks followed by a panel discussion.

Speaker lineup:

  • Annukka Santasalo, Assistant Professor in the Research Group of Energy Conversion, Aalto University
  • Risto Penttinen, Executive Vice President, Uniper
  • Atte Harjanne, Vice Chair of the Greens in Finland, Chair of the Green Parliamentary Group
  • Moderated by Jussi Impiö, Head of Sustainability at Aalto University

You’ll hear about the energy crisis from different perspectives, learn about the different possibilities and restrictions of renewable energy sources, and understand better how our actions can make a difference in where our energy comes from.

The Unfolding Tomorrow event series is organized together by Aaltoes and Aalto Ventures Program.

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