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Aalto University becomes a member of Climate Leadership Coalition

The organisation aims at affecting the ability of companies and society to respond to climate change.

Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC) was founded by leading Finnish companies and research organisations for the purpose of significantly accelerating the development and implementation of solutions that control climate change. Founded in 2014, the coalition has 43 members.

‘Climate change and scarcity of natural resources are such complex challenges that no one can solve them alone. We want to cooperate with companies and the rest of society to increase understanding of the solutions that are needed to build a sustainable future. CLC’s activities support this goal very well,’ says President of Aalto University Ilkka Niemelä.

‘In 2018, CLC will focus on developing international and Nordic projects aimed at carbon neutrality in the forestry, agriculture, energy and transport sectors and on activating citizens to make pro-climate choices. Aalto University strengthens our expertise significantly,’ says Jouni Keronen, Executive Director of Climate Leadership Coalition.

The university’s goal is to build a sustainable society driven by innovation and entrepreneurship. For example, climate change, material efficiency and the circular economy are being studied in a multidisciplinary manner by several research groups at Aalto University. In practice, Aalto’s CLC membership would be visible as, for example, cooperation between research groups and the CLC corporate network. Examples of projects related to the theme at Aalto include the Smart Energy Transition research project, Impact Iglu's Greenhouse entrepreneurship programme, and the EU’s Climate-KIC initiative. 

Aalto Sustainability Hub was founded last autumn to bring scientists from different fields together and to promote the inclusion of sustainable development in teaching, entrepreneurship, campus development and other Aalto University activities.

Aalto Sustainability Day on 18 May

Aalto Sustainability Hub is organising a sustainable development theme day at the Otaniemi campus on 18 May from 9.00 to 17.00. The day will offer interesting speeches, research cases, student work, campus tours and plenty more. Climate Leadership Coalition is one of the event partners. 

Further information:

www.aalto.fi/sustainability
www.clc.fi

Meri Löyttyniemi
Senior Advisor
Aalto University
+358 50 313 7549
[email protected]

Jouni Keronen
Executive Director
Climate Leadership Coalition
[email protected]
+358 50 4534881

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